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Name:    Campbell, Elmer Simms
Profession:  Painter
Category:  African-American Experience
Born/Started:    1906
Died/Ended:    1971
Description:    Elmer Simms Campbell was a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Sumner High School where both of his parents taught. After winning many awards for his cartoon work in high school, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Success came in 1933 when Esquire magazine began featuring his work. His cartoons and illustrations won him national recognition and work from many national advertisers in St. Louis, Chicago, New York, and Paris, France.

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