Charles E. CHAMBERS (1883-1941) ✿

American illustrator Charles Edward Chambers (1883-1941) most-known for his Chesterfield cigarettes advertisements and Steinway and Sons portraits that ran during the early 1900s.
Chambers also illustrated stories for writers W. Somerset Maugham and Pearl S. Buck, among others. These appeared in various magazines including, Cosmopolitan, Harper's, Louis Bromfield, Faith Baldwin and Redbook.
Charles Edward Chambers was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, studied at the Chicago Art Institute, and later at the Art Student's League in New York with George Bridgman. His illustrations were extremely skillful, marked by subtlety of value and color.
He early learned to adapt his method of painting for the best possible reproductions. Chambers divided his time almost evenly between editorial and advertising assignments.

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