Jack Coggins

Life Magazine Illustrations


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After Jack took a sampling of his war illustrations to Worthen Paxton, the art director of LIFE Magazine, he was commissioned to illustrate numerous wartime articles in Life Magazine between 1940 and 1943. Following are reproductions of those illustrations I have located to date.

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Illustration for article "Imaginary Invasion of England"
Life Magazine July 15, 1940 Page 20.

Jack was paid $250 for this illustration; it is the first work he did for Life,
and possibly his first published magazine commission.
It is the earliest published example of his work in my collection.

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Illustration for article "Battle of Britain"
Life Magazine August 26, 1940 Page 19.

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Illustration for article "British Victory"
Life Magazine February 10th, 1941 Pages 26, 27.

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Illustration for article "Britain vs. Germany - War at Sea"
Life Magazine November 25, 1940 Pages 26, 27.

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Illustrations for article "The Battle of Cape Matapan" Life Magazine April 14, 1941 Pages 34-36.

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Illustrations for article "Incidents of the Retreat in Greece" Life Magazine May 5, 1941 Pages 38, 39.

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Illustration for article "Crete Invasion" Life Magazine June 9, 1941 Page 44.

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Illustration for article "Soviets Cheer Their Heroes"
Life Magazine July 21, 1941 Page 26.

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Illustration for article "Knox Report"
Life Magazine December 29, 1941 Page 31.

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Illustration for article "I Bombed Germany In Daylight"
Life Magazine October 13, 1941 Pages 58, 62.

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Illustration for article "North Africa"
Life Magazine April 28, 1941 Page 32.

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Illustration for article "US Fight For Life"
Life Magazine March 2, 1942 Page 18.

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Illustration for article "A Battleship is Launched"
Life Magazine November 2, 1942 Pages 60, 61.

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All Artworks Copyright © Jack Coggins