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James Montgomery Flagg

Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877–1960, American painter, illustrator, and author, b. Pelham Manor, N.Y. He studied in New York City, in England, and in Paris. Returning to New York, he rapidly won a reputation as an illustrator of versatility, vivacity, and technical skill, contributing to St. Nicholas, Judge, Life, and other magazines. As official artist for New York state during World War I, he designed 45 military posters.

See his autobiography, Roses and Buckshot (1946).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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