King of the Royal Mounted (5 May 1935), by Allen Dean
King of the Royal Mounted (5 May 1935)

Born in Greeley, Colorado, into a family with 10 children, Allen Moir Dean studied at the Arts Student League in New York City and for several years was engaged in newspaper artwork. The Greeley Tribune published his first artwork in the Summer of 1918. He was the original artist of the 'King of the Royal Mounted' feature, that began as a Sunday page in 1935.

Western writer Zane Grey adapted the adventures of this Canadian mounty into a series of comics. In March 1936, a daily feature was added, and Dean handed over the Sunday page to Charles Flanders. Flanders took over the daily strip as well in April 1938. Dean had additionally illustrated books like Edna Ferber's 'Cimmaron' and Faith Baldwin's 'District Nurse'. He has done a lot of magazine illustrating, with particular attention to sports and western subjects. He eventually became a watercolor painter. He passed away in Palo Alto, California, in 1972.

King of the Royal Mounted, by Allen Dean (5 May 1935)
King of the Royal Mounted (5 May 1935)

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