Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

William Reusswig (1902-1978)
William Reusswig was born in Somerville, New Jersey in 1902. An Eastern illustrator and author who specialized in adventure, the old west, and sports. Reusswig was educated at Amherst College and studied at the Art Students League in New York. At the age of 23, he sold his first illustration to Collier's. He wrote and illustrated "A Picture Report of the Custer Fight." Reusswig was married to Martha Sawyers, who was also an author and illustrator. They traveled the world together and, in collaboration, wrote and illustrated two books about the Far East, published by Grosset and Dunlap. The worked in a New York apartment with two studios where each could pursue individual assignments. His painting for True magazine illustrated the westward ordeal of the Donner Party, nearly half of whom perished in the Sierra Nevadas during the winter of 1846 and 1847.
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