Born in Pennsylvania but raised in California and Oregon, Stockton Mulford lost his right eye in a childhood accident but he never lost his ambition to become an artist. With a glass eye and a painter’s easel that was given to him by his father, Mulford worked part-time as a bank clerk while taking art classes during the weekend. In 1907, deciding that it was all or nothing, Mulford moved to New York City and devoted himself full time to art.
After studying at the Art Students League, Mulford found quick success as an illustrator and become one of the busier artists of the pulp era. After he retired from illustrating in 1946, he moved to Connecticut and, at the age of 60, he became an expert cabinet maker and found a second career restoring furniture for local museums. He eventually passed away in 1960, at the age of seventy-four.
Below is just a small sampling of Stockton Mulford’s work:
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