Who is F.M. Walts?
posted: April 6, 2008
It's a poster for the Theatre Guild's production of The Camel Through the Needle's Eye. He had a few other posters (in much better condition) by the same artist which I may go back and get.
I did a little research and found a Frank Walts, who I suspect is the fellow in question. (Can anyone confirm?). From what I can tell he was a political African-American illustrator who worked in the 1910's and 1920's. Among other things he did covers for W.E.B. Du Bois's publication The Crisis, and designed Anita Loos' personal bookplates!
Anyway, just sharing my weekend find.