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Creator Name
Louise Altson
Date of Birth
July 4, 1910
Date of Passing
March 9, 2010
Biography
This is her obituary that ran in the Palm Beach Post: 'Renowned portrait artist, Louise VandenBergh Altson ('Weeze'), 99, of Delray Beach, FL passed away on Tuesday March 9th at Abbey Delray South, where she resided for many years. Mrs. Altson was born on July 4, 1910 in Antwerp, Belgium, the daughter of Alphonse and Louise VandenBergh. She began her professional training at the age of 12 with well known artist Leon Brunin, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She later studied at the Polytechnic School of Art in London, England, where she specialized in portrait painting and figure composition, winning several scholarships and the gold medal of merit. She was accepted to exhibit for several consecutive years at the Royal Academy in London before coming to the United States in 1939. Settling in New York City with her family, Mrs Altson began her career by illustrating children's books, comic books, and magazines. Associated with Portraits Inc. of New York since 1948, her portraits and portrait groups included the families of President George and Barbara Bush, Tommy Dorsey, the DuPonts, and the Woolworth family. Her ability to secure a true and sympathetic likeness, made her an outstanding figure in the field of contemporary portraiture. Louise trusted God daily for artistic guidance and inspiration. She shared her artistic talent through her portrait work throughout the United States. She had a love and passion for her art, her family, and life; she was always ready for the next party. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, who were honored to have her for so many years. Mrs. Altson is survived by sons, John, and wife,Barbara, George, and wife Carol, and daughter Jean Knight Truax and husband Terrence, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by sister Madeleine Doty and son-in-law Kevin Knight .
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Louise Alston Bio by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo
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Issue Cover Date
  story Hear the Bluebells Ring ... 4pg illustrated story
pencils signed
Miss America v1 2 November 1944
  cover
pencils signed
Miss America v1 3 December 1944
  story Christmas Climax ... 4pg illustrated story
pencils signed
Miss America v1 4 January 1945
  story First Date... 3pg art
pencils signed
Miss America v2 5 August 1945
  story pg art
pencils
Miss America v2 6 September 1945
  story Mickey's Inspiration 4pg illustrated story
pencils signed
Miss America v3 1 October 1945
  story Rhumba on the Square 3pg illustrated story
pencils signed
Miss America v3 4 February 1946
  story Amateur Cupid 2pg art
pencils signed
Miss America v3 5 March 1946
  story pg art
pencils
Miss America v3 6 April 1946
  story Change of Heart... 3pg art
pencils signed
Miss America v5 3 January 1947
  story Reluctant Romeo 4pg illustrated story
pencils signed
Miss America v5 5 March 1947
  story Hag Dance 4pg illustrated story
pencils signed
Miss America v5 6 April 1947
  story Winning Model ... 4pg art
pencils signed
Miss America v6 2 June 1947
  cover Regina's Rapid Romance!
pencils attributed
Junior Miss (2nd - Apr 47) 35 July 1949
  cover Look Out for Love!
pencils signed
Junior Miss (2nd - Apr 47) 36 September 1949
  cover Patsy's Chance for Romance!
pencils signed
Patsy Walker 25 November 1949
  cover - And Then Came Love!
pencils signed
Junior Miss (2nd - Apr 47) 37 December 1949
  cover My Boy-Friend Vanished!
pencils attributed
Mitzi's Romances 10 December 1949
  cover Two Dates are Better than One!
pencils attributed
Patsy Walker 26 January 1950
  cover Rehearsal for Love!
pencils signed
Patsy Walker 27 March 1950
  cover Romance Resort!
Cupid's Little Helper!

pencils attributed
Cindy Smith 39 May 1950
  cover A Picture of Love!
pencils signed
Patsy Walker 28 May 1950