A gifted painter with a penchant for race car driving, Coby Whitmore became known for his arresting variations on the boy meets girl theme. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he studied at the Dayton Art Institute and honed his skills as an apprentice to illustrator Haddon Sundblom in Chicago before joining the Charles E. Cooper Studio in New York. There, a steady stream of assignments for Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and other women’s magazines brought public acclaim.
Illustrations by Coby Whitmore
- “The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000” by Walt Reed
- Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators