Charles Verschuuren

Charles Verschuuren was born in 1891 in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
He was schooled as an illustrator and a sculptor in Amsterdam. It turns out he lived three streets down from where I live in Amsterdam.

In the twenties he and his family moved to New York. There he worked for the International Display Company but soon he started working for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle as a cover-designer/illustrator.

His work is characterised by sharp angles and stark contrasts. Somewhat typical for those days, but at the same time more radical than most "art deco" illustrations.
He also worked as a painter and reached illustration Nirwana with works for the famous magazine the New Yorker.
His work is in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum and The Theater Instituut.
He died in 1955

Summarized from this Dutch site

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