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DAC Collection Artist Information

John Held, Jr.

American painter and illustrator

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Held was one of the illustrators for "The New Yorker" magazine during the 1920s, known for his comic and idiosyncratic representations of the Flapper generation. Unwisely investing in a swindle, the Stock Market Crash of 1929 left him penniless, and in 1931 he suffered a nervous breakdown. In 1939, he had a successful exhibition of bronze equestrian statutes.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500005258.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to John Held, Jr.:

John Held Jr. Tell Me Pretty Maiden Are There Any More at Home Like You?, 20th century Scratchboard
John Held Jr. A Song from the Dear Dim Past “Yes We Have no Bananas, We Have No Bananas Today”, ca. 1912-1930 Linocut on thin buff laid paper
John Held Jr. The Dear Dead Days—the Milliner and the City Drummer-Out for No Good, ca. 1912-1930 Linocut on thin buff laid paper
John Held Jr. The Days beyond Recall, Shearing the Lamb, ca. 1912-1930 Linocut on thin buff laid paper
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