He married Mary Lynch in Dover, New Jersey on September 27, 1930. My memories of my Dad were his ability to draw anything that we talked about and his sense of humor always came through. Both my brother and I treasure his art work that tells the story of who he was. And now our children and grandchildren have his art work prominently displayed in their homes.
When he came out of the service, he worked with his oldest brother Tom painting Esso gas stations. He also had made some displays for the stations. He was employed by the WPA as an artist working out of the Newark, New Jersey studio
where he create posters and other drawings in the 1930’s.
The Library of Congress has the March-April 1936 Progress Magazine issued by the Works Progress Administration of Delaware. My Dad drew the original picture on the cover. My mother posed for the picture of the woman in the drawing which makes it even more meaningful. I was able to see it in the Library of Congress Reading Room which was an “Aha” moment for me.
We are excited about having my Dad’s work celebrated in Posters for the People and happy to share it with others.