Artist Profile

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Charles Baskerville

  • Lived:
  • 1896-1994
  • Worked:
  • New York
  • Style:
  • Illustration, Modernism
  • Best known for portraits of armed forces officers and prominent persons in society, Charles Baskerville won the Silver Star for gallantry during World War II. His pseudonym was Top Hat, and his magazine illustration commissions included work for "Scribner's", "Life", and "Vanity Fair".

    He also did murals including ones for Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and Douglas Dillon.

    Source:
    Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

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