"John Held Jr. was a United States illustrator, one of the most famous magazine illustrators of the 1920s. His cheerful art defined the flapper era so well that many people are familiar with it today.
Born in Salt Lake City, he was a son of Annie (Evans) and John Held. His father was born in Genev
Ray Caesar was born as a dog in England, so the legend goes, and moved to Toronto at an early age after his family offended the Queen. Not many people commented on the fact that this precocious talent was a pack animal, which meant that Ray could blend in and pursue a number of fields, such as medica