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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hamilton King (American, 1871-1952)

His "Hamilton King Girls" were so popular that they became a kind of brand name, often used for art not done by King himself. His pretty girls graced magazine covers (Woman's Home Companion, Theatre), advertising (Coke), sheet music, calendars, post cards, and most famously, cigarette cards (Turkish Trophies). The Society of Illustrators annually awards a Hamilton King Award to deserving illustrators.

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