Jack Hamm

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1916 – 1996

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Who was Jack Hamm?

Jack B. Hamm was an American artist from Wichita, Kansas who is recognized both for his Christian-themed artwork and editorial cartoons, and for his books on drawing technique. He both studied and taught at the Frederic Mizen Academy of Art. As a cartoonist and comic strip letterer, he worked on the "Bugs Bunny", "Alley Oop", and "Boots and Her Buddies" comic strips before attending Baylor University to study theology. He taught at Baylor both before and after he graduated in 1948.

Jack Hamm started drawing at 5 years old. Hamm went to Frederick Mizen Academy of Art c. 1936-1941. After finding success in cartoons, he was offered his own creation to which he turned down in order to study ministry at Baylor University from 1945 to 1948.

Hamm hosted an early TV drawing program, The Jack Hamm Show, in Texas and conceived of what became The New Testament from 26 Translations, published by Zondervan. His work drew praise from such diverse folks as "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz, Norman Vincent Peale, and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. By the end of his life, the artwork of Jack Hamm was in over 25 books.

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Born
Mar 5, 1916
Wichita
Also known as
  • Jack B. Hamm
Religion
  • Christianity
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Moody Bible Institute
Died
Dec 22, 1996
Dallas

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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