Victor F. M. Volk (1906 - 1993)

Birth date: 7/21/1906 Death date: 1/20/1993  
Birth location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Death location: Naples, Florida  
Media: Cartoon , Cartoonist , Graphic Art , Illustration , Painting Web site:
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Biographical Brief

Son of Austrian immigrant parents.
Studied:
Under Gustave Moeller, Milwaukee State Teacher's College (now known as University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and at Layton School of Art.
1953: BA, Columbia University and served as State Supervisor of the American Index of Design.
Work Experience:
Artist and political cartoonist at the Journal early in his career.
1920: Milwaukee's youngest magazine editor, of the American, a monthly publication.
1939: left Milwaukee.
1942-1946: served in the Army during WWII. during this time he illustrated an eight-volume flight manual titled, Flying Made Easy
1940s: worked in New York as an established illustrator for magazines such as Town and Country, Vogue, Mademoiselle and Gourmet.
Also known for "Vic Volk Pages" which showed 50 faces illustrated with a few pen lines showing off idiosyncrasies of his subjects.
1953: returned to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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