Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

2021 Distinguished Citizen

WHS Class of 1946

Commercial Illustrator


Professional

  • Massillon Hardware: Window Display Designer (1947-1949, 1952-1954)
  • Cooper Studios, NYC Clients: Eagle Clothiers, Lily Dache, Clavert Whiskey, U.S. Steel (1957-1964)
  • Freelance Clients: Burdine Department Stores Chain, men's fashions, Schenley Distillery, Estee Lauder, Liz Claiborne, Concord Watches, and Playtex (1964-1969)
  • Franklin Mint: Product Design and Illustration (1987-1988, 1994-1997)
  • Avon Products Inc.: Illustrator and Designer (1979-2014) - Package Design and Product Illustration Division, Gift and Decorative Division, U.S. Events and Motivation Division

Honors/Awards

  • As a student, painted the 9'x13' WHS Honor Roll wall mural in the high school, commemorating 20 WWII related events (1945-1946)
  • Various national first place awards for window displays
  • Received full scholarship to Ohio Wesleyan University

Education

  • Massillon Washington High School - 1946
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • United States Army - 1950-1952
  • Bachelor of Professional Arts - The Art Center School in Los Angeles - 1957

Military Service

Korean War Army Veteran (1950-1952)

  • Battery B, 987th Armored Field Artillery Battalion as Fire Control Director for a battery of M7B2 self-propelled 105mm Howitzer Cannons
  • Staff Sargeant of Battery Supply Corps
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