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Graphic artist Miggs Burroughs grew up surrounded by what he calls the “second wave” of artists to flock to Westport. Around the age of four, he moved to the town, where his father was part of a community of commercial illustrators that expanded…

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Browne attended Cooper Union and got his start at the New York Journal American as a copy boy and later worked in the art department. He joined the army, producing work for the engineering unit and created Jinny Jeep, a comic strip about the Women's…

Mrs. Brier was born in the Bronx, where she attended High School. Mrs. Brier went on to attend the Arts Student League and graduated from NYU later in life. She has been a lifelong artist and member of the Silvermine Guild and has exhibited her work…

Rachel Brennecke, a.k.a. Bon Jane, is an American-born artist who received her BFA from The Rietveld Academie in The Netherlands in 2007. She currently works in New York in the fields of art, fashion, portraiture, editorial, and commercial…

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Bolle was born and raised in New York City. An inveterate doodler he remembers that as a child he drew on any scrap of paper he could find. He went to the High School of Music and Art.

And then served with the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946.…

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Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Blegvad studied at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts and began working as a commercial illustrator in Paris.
He met his American wife Lenore while in the French capital and, after marrying in 1950, moved to the US…

Besser worked in many mediums from oils to bronze. He was an instructor for many years at the Famous Artists School in Westport. He was also a World War II veteran and community activist. His wife said “He was as much at home in a peace march as in…

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Rudolph Belarski was born May 27, 1900 in Dupont, Pennsylvania, a mining town. His parents were unskilled immigrants from Galicia, an Austrian Polish nation. Young Belarski attended school until he was twelve, when he was legally entitled to quit…
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