Alonzo C. Webb (1888 – 1975) was an American draughtsman, architect, painter, and illustrator. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois, where he studied architecture.
Webb served with the U.S. Army Engineering forces in France during the First World War, and after the war, he was determined to stay there and make a life. He began an advertising company specializing in signs in English. During the 1920s, Webb became increasingly popular as an illustrator, producing work for prestigious publications in France and the United States.
In the 1930s, Webb moved to London, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life. During this time, he produced a celebrated commission by the Christian Science Monitor on the occasion of George VI’s coronation in 1937.
The Commonwealth of Nations, or The British Empire
Celebrating an empire that was about to disappear.Place/Date: London / 1937Read more