Eric Lundgren (1906- 1971)

Thanks to David Saunders in his listings of Pulp Artists we know that Erik Lundgren was born in Sweden in 1906. coming to live in Chicago in 1919. In 1928 he completed his art education and became of freelance commercial illustrator. In the early thirties he worked mainly for Metropolitan Publishers and their stable of Pulp Magazines. From 1935 he wrote and illustrated travel stories for the slick magazine Esquire, becoming its Art Director in 1941. His best piece here is the Seven Ages of Man, see above. After War Service he settled in Florida, and became Director of the Norton School of Art. He died in 1971 aged 65.

Silver King, Esquire 1938