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Clarence F. Underwood
Date: American painter and illustrator, 1871–1929
Biography: Born in Jamestown, New York, Clarence Frederick Underwood (1871-1929) studied at the Art Students League in New York and the Academie Julian in Paris. He returned in 1901-1902 and began to specialize in illustrating postcards, books, and magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post. The "pretty girl," a favorite image since the prototype was made famous by Charles Dana Gibson in the 1890s, was a mainstay of many of his works.