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Lovell: Art & Illustrations

Tom Lovell's love of history and his devotion to detailed accuracy was reflected in his art. He began illustrating for pulp magazines during his junior year in the College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1931. Lovell said that he was fortunate to be able to earn a living illustrating during the Depression when so many people were unable to find work. Below are just a few of the items in the collection. Please also view the Guide to the Tom Lovell Papers.

Lovell working on an illustration, circa 1940's-1950's.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #24 Folder #01

Lovell and John Clymer relaxing against a pole, circa 1980's.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #24 Folder #01

Lovell striking a pose as a patient hunter, circa 1990's.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #35 Folder #03

"The Hand Warmer" by Tom Lovell, 1973.
Part of the permanent collection of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Tom Lovell Papers

Illustration, by Tom Lovell, of a whale attacking a ship.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #7 Folder #072

Illustration, by Tom Lovell, of excited children on Halloween pushing to get the first piece of candy.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #07 Folder #073

Illustration, by Tom Lovell, of a couple enjoying a moment though she isn't really dressed for the climate.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #07 Folder #076

Illustration, by Tom Lovell, of two men and two children preparing for a horse back ride, 1975.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #07 Folder #099

Illustration, by Tom Lovell, of men on a boat, carrying cattle, struggling to keep from crashing into the rocks like the unfortunate men climbing ashore.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #07 Folder #102

Illustration, by Tom Lovell, of a couple in a barn.
Tom Lovell Papers
Box #07 Folder #12

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