Charles Dana Gibson

Best known as creator of the wildly popular Gibson Girl, Gibson enjoyed a long and successful career as a magazine illustrator. Born in 1867, Gibson briefly attended the Arts Students League in New York before setting out on his career. He sold his first illustration in 1886, and eventually worked for the popular publications of the era, including Harper's Weekly and Century Magazine. His Gibson Girl was first published in Life, a weekly humor magazine publshed in New York, which he later purchased and ran as editor. He died in 1944.