William P. Welsh (American, 1889-1984) was an illustrator, portrait painter, and muralist. He grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and studied with Mary Kinkead; at the Art Students League (ASL) and under Frank V. DuMond; Academie Julian, Paris. He was also a member of the Society of Illustrators (SI) in New York City. Welsh won numerous prizes and medals for his work, exhibiting at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SI, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He has illustrated magazine covers for Woman’s Home Companion, Hearst International Publications, and Cosmopolitan as well as travel posters for the Pullman Company.
This Vintage Travel Poster was featured in our 2006 exhibition “The Art of Travel”. Please follow the link to our exhibition page to see the Catalog of the Exhibition and additional information.