Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968

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John O'Hara Cosgrave II (1908-1968) was born in San Francisco, Calif., the son of Everybody's magazine editor John O"Hara Cosgrave. He attended Marin Junior College and the University of California, and in 1930 began two years of study with artist André Lhote in Paris. On his return to New York, Cosgrave began his career as an author and artist, specializing in writing and illustrating books about boats and ships, for both children and adults. He illustrated books by other authors, including Robert Frost and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, as well as jackets for books by Mario Puzo, Ellery Queen and Harold Robbins, among others. He also served as a graphic designer at the founding of the United Nations, and provided industrial art for magazines such as Life and Forbes. He died at Falmouth, Mass.

From the description of John O'Hara Cosgrave papers, 1930-1970. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123181383

John O’Hara Cosgrave II (October 10, 1908-May 11, 1968) was born in San Francisco. He attended the University of California, and studied for two years in Paris in 1930. Upon the expiration of his term in the army (drafted in 1943), Cosgrave became a graphics designer for the United Nations’ founding. Throughout his life, he has always shown a very strong love for the sea, and all things connected; this can be widely seen across his works. Cosgrave died in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

From the guide to the John O'Hara Cosgrave papers, 1930-1970, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

Born Melbourne, Australia, author and editor (Everybody's, Colliers Weekly, New York World).

From the description of Letter to Louisa Tarkington, 1910 January 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54674513

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sayler, Oliver Martin, 1887-. Oliver Martin Sayler letters, 1908-1956 (bulk 1913-1930). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Tarkington, Louisa Fletcher. Letter to Mr. Cosgrave, n.y. January 12. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-68 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Cooper mss. II, ca. 1905-1985 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968. Letter to Louisa Tarkington, 1910 January 15. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Papers of Frances Hodgson Burnett [manuscript], 1880-1908, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Papers of Brander Matthews [manuscript], 1879-1929. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf MacGrath, Harold, 1871-1932. Letter to John O'Hara Cosgrave [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Papers of Ezra Pound h[manuscript], 1909-1959. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968. John O'Hara Cosgrave Papers 1950-1958. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968. John O'Hara Cosgrave papers, 1930-1970. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
creatorOf Huntington, Archer M. (Archer Milton), 1870-1955. Archer M. Huntington letter to John O'Hara Cosgrave [manuscript], 1910 August 31. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bowers, Claude Gernade, 1879-1958. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1897-1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Phillips, David Graham, 1867-1911. Letters to Duneka and John O'Hara Cosgrave [manuscript], 1902-1909. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Morris, Gouverneur, 1876-1953. Letter to John O'Hara Cosgrave [manuscript], 1907. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blythe, Samuel G. (Samuel George), 1868-1947. Letter to John O'Hara Cosgrave, 1905 December 29. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf John O'Hara Cosgrave papers, 1930-1970 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Frank Norris Collection, 1898-1952 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Gouverneur Morris Collection, 1907 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1907-1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf St. John, E. J. Letter to John O'Hara Cosgrave, 1911 February 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Booth, William Stone, 1864-1926. Letters to John O'Hara Cosgrave, 1907-1908. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Proofs of "Frost's Come In, and Other Poems," and of Sidney Cox's "A swinger of birches," [manuscript] page proofs, 1943 and 1957. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Branch Cabell Collection, 1920-1946 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn O. Henry Collection University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf John O'Hara Cosgrave Papers, 1950-1958 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf American Artists Group. American Artists Group records, 1934-1965. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Frank Norris Collection, 1898-1952 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
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associatedWith American Artists Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Blythe, Samuel G. (Samuel George), 1868-1947. person
associatedWith Booth, William Stone, 1864-1926. person
associatedWith Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. person
associatedWith Cooper, Kent, 1880-1965 person
correspondedWith Cosgrave, Mary Silva person
correspondedWith Cosgrave, Mary Silva person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Huntington, Archer M. (Archer Milton), 1870-1955. person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith MacGrath, Harold, 1871-1932. person
associatedWith Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. person
associatedWith Morris, Gouverneur, 1876-1953. person
associatedWith Phillips, David Graham, 1867-1911. person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Sayler, Oliver Martin, 1887- person
associatedWith St. John, E. J. person
associatedWith Tarkington, Louisa Fletcher. person
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United States
Subject
Literature
Illustration of books--20th century
Ships and shipping
Consolidation and merger of corporations
Children's literature, American--Authorship
Christmas cards--Specimens
Illustration of books--United States--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
Illustrators
Artists
Artists--United States
Sailing ships in art
Illustrators--United States
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Illustrator
Artists
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Birth 1908-10-10

Death 1968-05-11

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