Lambert (Günther) Guenther (1883-1961)

 

Lambert (Günther) Guenther (1883-1961)
German-American illustrator and Realist genre painter ; 
L. Guenther ; 
[Born September 13, 1883 in Wesel, Germany – died October 13, 1961 in Stonington, New London, CT]

 

SAL record control number: 66810 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Lambert (Günther) Guenther (1883-1961) biography:

Birth: September 13, 1883 in Wesel, Germany ; 
Death: October 13, 1961 in Stonington, New London, CT (Summer home,  1942) ; 
Sex: Male ; 
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac:
Virgo ; 

Known for: Poster illustration ; Newspaper illustration for Broadway ; Map illustration ; War poster illustration ; landscapes painting ; genre painting ; 
Medium: Pen & ink ; oil ; 
Technique: Drawing ; painting ; 
Subjects: People ; history ; plays ; Broadway ; celebrities ; War ; airplanes ; cars ; 

Areas: Wesel, Germany ; Manhattan, New York, NY ; Queens, NY ; New London, CT ; 
Region: Europe ; North East ; 
Lived: Manhattan, New York, NY (1905, 1925, 1930) ; 588 16th Street, Queens, NY (1920) ; W4th Street, New York, NY (1940) ; 
Father: Bernhard Günther (?-?), a butcher ; 
Mother: Sibille (Salomon) Günther (?-?) ; 
Relatives: Siegmund Günther (?-?), also a painter in Düsseldorf, Germany ; 
Spouse: Rose (Goldschmidt) Guenther (1884-1955), wife, married September 29, 1907 in Manhattan, New York, NY ;  
Children: Robert Fulton Guenther (1909-1949), son ; Marjorie “Margret” Gunther (1915-1986), daughter ; 

Training: Wesel Grammar School, Wesel, Germany (1893-1900) ; 
Instructors: 
Work: Worked as a clerk in Düsseldorf, Germany (1900) ; Illustrator of woman’s suffrage poster (1915) ; Illustrated map of Manhattan living figures (1941) ; Poster designer ; Series of drawings for Broadway for the New York Tribune including: the Ziegfeld follies including a party drawing (1915), cartoons for Ziegfeld Follies (1915), “The Elysium” drawing (1915), Marie-Odile and Irene Castle (1915), Palace Theater drawing (1915), Casino Theater (1915), Town topic drawings (1915), some baby (1915), Unchastised woman (1915) ; Liberty Loan poster for Public Welfare Committee “Vote for Mitchel” (1917) ; “Get behind the girl he left behind him, join the land army” poster(ca.1918) ; WWII posters “Safe guarding our American literacy” (ca.1940) ; drew a series of maps with cartoons ; Map of the Catskills (1949) ; Illustrated book A colored key to the wildfowl of the world (1957) ; 

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Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, resident artist member (1918-1961) ; 
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ; 
Awards: Automobile Board of Trade, Auto Committee poster prize winner, $200 USD (1912) ; 

Milestones: Began painting in 1903 ; Registered for military service (1942) ; 

Notes: Became a naturalized American citizen in 1914 ; arrived in America on 1904 ; 

 

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Record birth date:
December 9, 2019

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