F. Graham Cootes was a popular
illustrator and portraitist during in the twentieth century. Born in Staunton and educated at the University of Virginia, he entered the New
York School of Art (later Parsons The New School for Design) in 1902. Cootes opened a
Manhattan studio by 1906 and gained success as an illustrator for best-selling books
and high-profile magazines. Cootes also established himself as a respected
portraitist of prominent figures in New York and Washingt. . .
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