"I'd give you all I have, if I had anything to give," said Sherring
Dimensions: 34 1/4 × 45 1/4 in. (87 × 114.9 cm)
frame: 47 1/2 x 58 1/2 in. (120.7 x 148.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Seven Men Came Back," by Warwick Deeping, in Hearst's International combined with Cosmopolitan, April 1934
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1987
About: Known as the Dean of Illustrators at the height of his prolific career, Dean Cornwell imparted a mood of gravity to this story about the aftermath of World War I. The vignette style allowed for the integration of text and image.
Cornwell began his illustration career in his native Louisville, KY, as a newspaper cartoonist, and then studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After moving to New York, he studied there at the Art Students League and the Leonia (NJ) School of Illustration with Pyle student Harvey Donn. In 1918, he won an exclusive contract with Cosmopolitan magazine. In the 1920s, he taught at Pratt Institue in Brooklyn and extended his work to include a variety of matazines and books.
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