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Howard Fogg was one of the foremost American painters of trains. Howard Fogg was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1917. Over his career the artist’s work was used for posters, books, and greeting cards.

Fogg drew his first train at the age of 4 years old. Fogg attended Dartmouth College where he earned a bachelors of arts degree in English literature.

For a period of time Fogg hoped to become a political cartoonist. The artist attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. After college he went to work in the railroad industry as an information clerk for passengers.

Fogg served in country in World War 2. The artist became a fighter pilot for Army Air Corps. Fogg flew an incredible 76 missions during his time in the Air Corps.

After his time in the service he was hired by a journalist to create paintings for a series the author was creating about locamotives.

In 1955 the artist relocated his family to Boulder, Colorado where he would spend the rest of his life.

Howard Fogg passed away in 1996.

In this clip a great montage of works by the artist:

If you are in the Boulder, Colorado area be sure and visit the Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art. Many original paintings  of trains are featured in this collection. Many trains were used as greeting cards for the Leanin’ Tree Company. This collection includes many well known artists such as Bob Kuhn, Wilson Hurley, Ken Riley, Fritz Scholder, and Larry Fanning.

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