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California Zephyr Ad 1952

Artist - Bruce Bomberger (1918 to 1980)



Bruce Bomberger was born in 1918 in Manteca, CA. He attended High School in Modesto and college at the College of Arts and Crafts in Berkeley, CA and the Art Center, Los Angeles.

He was an illustrator for Time, Life, Look, True, True West, Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Readers Digest, etc. He also painted for various ad campaigns, most notably wildlife paintings for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and The Marlboro Man.


Bomberger was one of the founding members of the San Francisco Society of Illustrators.


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Taken on October 10, 2009