Ernest Fuhr

A magazine illustrator and creator of World War I posters, was born in 1874. He was illustrator for the New York Herald and the New York World newspapers as well as for magazines. He was also founder of the Westport Art School in 1933 in Westport, Connecticut. Fuhr studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and in Paris at the Academie Colarossi, and William Merritt Chase and Thomas Eakins were among his teachers.

As a World War I poster artist, he did many propaganda works. One of them, from 1917, has the extended title (as the words appear on the poster) “Sugar means ships–The consumption of sugar sweetened drinks must be reduced For your beverages 400 million lbs. of sugar were imported in ships”. He was present at the Lewis Party in 1917.

Illustrator, painter Studied:  NAD with Th. Eakins and W.M. Chase; Acad. Colarossi, Paris Exhibited:  PAFA, 1906; Armory Show, 1913; S. Indp. A., 1917 Member:  SI; Artists Gld.Positions: illustrator for New York Herald, New York World; also magazines; founder, Westport Art School, 1933.

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