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By Daniel Content 1902-1990

1929 (Estimated)
42.00" x 22.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Upper Left



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Story Illustration, Good Housekeeping Magazine, September 1929, pg 32-33

Signed upper left: "Dan Content 29"

Biography: Daniel Content was born of Dutch parents and grew up in New York City. He attended New Eutriek High School in Brooklyn, NY. He studied under Dean Cornwell at the Pratt Institute as well as attending the Art Students League. Mr. Content worked as a freelance artist for about thirty years. He illustrated for such magazines as Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Readers Digest, and McCall's. In 1928 he illustrated the Windermere Series printing of Robin Hood. During World War II he traveled with the USO to Burma and India entertaining the service men with personal sketches. In the late 1950s he was an Art Director for Benton & Bowles in NYC. He also taught at the workshop School of Advertising Art. Mr. Content continued his sculpting and painting long after retirement. Some of his work can be found at Society of Illustrators in their permanent Museum.


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The illustrations of Dan Content retain the strong stamp of his teacher, Dean Cornwell. A precocious student, Content also studied at the Pratt Institute and the Art Students League of New York. He sold his first illustration at the age of twenty-one to McCall’s magazine.

   Stories of high adventure predominate among his illustrations for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Liberty, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Collier’s, and Woman’s Home Companion.

    Content taught at the Work Shop School of Art in 1947-48, and subsequently was affiliated with an advertising marketing firm in New York City.