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John Held, Jr.
Date: American painter and illustrator, 1889–1958
After studying drawing in Salt Lake City with sculptor Mahonri Young (1877-1957), Held began selling drawings to Life magazine. In 1912, he moved to New York, where his illustrations appeared in that magazine, as well as in Vanity Fair and Judge. Critics recognized his 1920s work as a visual encapsulation of the period.