1940's Collection of Vintage WWII WW2 Philip Ronfor artist Prints
Philip A Ronfor or Philip Alan Ronfor 1911–1986 was an American 20th Century graphic designer, poster artist, and prolific illustrator born January 1911 in Ohio. He died February 11, 1986 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California. His parents were Adolph L Ronfor born 1875 and Catherine E Ronfor, born 1880. His wife was Eva G Spieler Ronfor 1913–1989, daughter of August Joseph Spieler 1874–1959 of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio (note: his father was Titus Detus Spieler 1839–1895 of Heimbuchenthal, Aschaffenburger Landkreis, Bavaria (or Bayern) Germany who died in Cincinnati. Her mother was Bertha G Pulskamp Spieler 1884–1972. Their known children were Alan Ronfor or Allyn Lyon Ronfor and Kathryn Ronfor.
Philip Ronfor was a WWII veteran himself. An amazing artist, the Philip Ronfor collection is held at Miami University in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections & University Archives. He was known for his illustrations and paintings of trains / locomotives as well as book covers, pulp covers, WW2 art and he was also known as a photographer.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Philip Ronfor in the 1940 United States Federal Census
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio
Street: 198 Hopkins Avenue
Residence in 1935: Salina, Mercer County, Ohio
Occupation: Commercial Artist
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members: Name Age
Philip Ronfor 29
Eva Ronfor 26
Alan Ronfor 2
Adolf Ronfor 61
Philip Ronfor in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Last Residence: 95060 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
Born: 20 Jan 1911
Died: Feb 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951)
We have WWII era poster prints of his work, all found together in an old portfolio. It is not know what they were from, and only one aviation is clearly signed with his printed signature and monogram. An amazing set of work, sold separately. All are A condition, linen mounted and ready for framing.
Size: each about 14.75 x 13.75 inches
Debra Clifford Vintage Poster Works
Original Ronfor vintage posters on our site are below!