Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960

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Birth 1877-06-18
Death 1960-05-27
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

James Montgomery Flagg (b. June 18, 1877, Pelham Manor, N.Y.-d. May 27, 1960, New York City), American artist and illustrator, worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning. He is best remembered for political posters, such as the Uncle Sam recruitment poster.

From the description of Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568600

American artist and illustrator.

From the description of Sketch of Elizabeth Dewing, 19-- (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 741176690

James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) was an American artist and illustrator. He worked in various media ranging from fine art painting to watercolors to cartooning, but is best remembered for his posters. He was the creator of the now-famous recruiting poster showing a top-hatted Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer, with the words "I want YOU."

From the guide to the James Montgomery Flagg Drawing, 1945, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Subjects:

  • Artists--United States--20th century
  • Actors--Portraits
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Art--Painters
  • Art--Illustrators
  • Illustrators--20th century--Drawings
  • Portrait drawing--20th century
  • Illustrators--United States--20th century
  • Arts--Caricatures and cartoons
  • American wit and humor, Pictorial

Occupations:

  • Artists
  • Painter

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)