James R. Bingham, the Man the Artist

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James R. Bingham

James R Bingham Talented Illustrator OHS 1936


The following information was obtained from an Internet interview in September of 2006 by his niece, Mora Fisher Mattingly, an OHS class of 1972 alumnus:

James R. Bingham was my uncle, my mother's brother.  He died in July of 1971 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He had lived there for over 20 years at that point. 

He illustrated serial stories in the Saturday Evening Post and other serial magazines of the 40's, 50' and 60's.  He illustrated Pearl Buck's Pavilion of Women series and the Perry Mason series.  During WWII, he illustrated propaganda for the navy - caricatures of Hirohito and Hitler (my grandmother was convinced that if we lost the war, the Germans and Japanese were coming after him.) 

He was the middle child of 3 with an older sister (my mother) and a younger sister (still living in Pennsylvania).  His father, James Bingham, was an architect/engineer.  Uncle Jim was married and had 4 children, 1 son and 3 daughters.

'Rocking Horse Delivery' Saturday Evening Post Cover December 1945



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