Carl Erickson
Carl Oscar August Erickson

Joliet, Illinois, USA
Died1958 (aged 66–67)
EducationAcademy of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Known forFashion illustration

Carl Erickson (1891–1958), was a fashion illustrator and advertising artist who was well known for his work with Vogue magazine and Coty cosmetics. He worked for Vogue from 1916 to 1958 when he died; most likely from complications due to alcoholism.[1] He was commonly known as "Eric," a name he used to sign his work, which was given to him by fellow students at the Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago.[2] Along with fashion illustration, Erickson was also an accomplished portrait artist. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth II, Frank Sinatra, and Gertrude Stein are a few of the public figures who sat for him.[3] During his early career he lived in New York City, and later moved Senlis, France, with his wife, the fashion illustrator Lee Creelman. They had one child, a daughter named Charlotte.


  1. ^ Parkinson, Norman (1984). Norman Parkinson - Lifework (1. paperback ed.). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 72. ISBN 0297782126.
  2. ^ Saarinen, Aline B. (1949). "People and Ideas: Eric". Vogue. 114 (10).
  3. ^ Daves, Jessica, ed. (August 1958). "Eric". Vogue. 132 (2): 87. ISSN 0042-8000.