Harry Everett Townsend

Harry Everett Townsend (1879–1941) was a lawsuit artist for the United States Army during World War I.

Harry Everett Townsend was born in Wyoming, Illinois into a intimates of prosperous farmers and merchants. Early in cartoon he displayed his knack for art by earning maintenance as a sign painter for local businessmen. After graduation from high school he went to Chicago to assay at the Art Institute. During the summers he serviced farm equipment for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and traveled to the American Southwest. Both the Rock Island and Santa Fe Railroads used his scenic paintings for advertising.

In 1900 Townsend began to undertaking with Howard Pyle, after which he studied briefly in Paris and in London. He returned to Chicago in 1904 to teach for a sudden time at the Academy of Fine Arts, after which he moved to Leonia, New Jersey, to begin a well-to-do career illustrating magazines such as Harper's, The Century Magazine, Everybody's, and McClure's as well as a number of books. In 1912 he time-honored a studio in northern France as a result that he could be near to both Paris and London. The onset of act forced Townsend to compensation to the United States, where he resumed his do something as an illustrator.

He began his act service drawing posters before receiving his captain's commission in 1918. Much of Townsend's produce a result during the raid focuses upon the human element. He produced a number of images showing how the rigors of conflict eventually leave Tiny to distinguish in the middle of winners and losers in war. After the exploit Townsend returned to illustrating. His experiences subsequently the AEF, War Diary of a Combat Artist, were published in 1991.

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document: "Harry Everett Townsend".

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