Ralph Rayburn Philips


Born on this day in 1896, Ralph Rayburn Philips was born in the Rutland area, and would go on to become an artist for various publications.

From Teller of Weird Tales:

Phillips was born on October 17, 1896, in Rutland, Vermont, the son of a dentist and physician. In about 1914, the family moved to Portland, Oregon, where Mr. Phillips sold farm implements. Ralph Rayburn Phillips studied art in high school and attended the School of Applied Art in Battle Creek, Michigan. At the time he filled out his draft card during World War I, he was living in a hotel in Los Angeles. By 1920, he was back in Portland and working as a commercial artist.

More details on his life can be found here.