American illustrator Carl Erickson (1891 - 1958) was born in Illinois to Swedish immigrant parents. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Although limited to only two years of schooling, his artistic talent attracted the likes well known advertisement accounts in Chicago. In 1914 Eric, as he became known, made his way to New York to continue his advertising illustrations. He is especially well known for this work for Vogue and Coty cosmetics. He married Lee Creelman, a successful staff illustrator at Vogue, with whom he had one daughter, Charlotte. Eric dominated the field of fashion illustration for over thirty five years, creating fashion illustrations and drawing society portraits.