American illustration artist Walter Beach Humphrey was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin in 1892. Humphrey received his arts education at Dartmouth College and the Arts Students League in New York. Humphrey was a successful commercial illustrator doing covers for magazines like Colliers, Liberty, and The Saturday Evening Post. He spent much of his career teaching art at institutions like University of Chicago, Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, School of Commerce of New York University and New Rochelle High School in New York. His longest tenure was at New Rochelle High School were he taught commercial art for twenty-two years. Humphrey also created the well-known Hovey Murals at Dartmouth College. Humphrey passed away in 1966. The painting above was probably created as a book or article illustration.