1892 – Dean Cornwell was born. Cornwell established himself as one of America’s leading illustrators and a mural painter. He worked for various magazines including Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping.
1922 – He was a president of the Society of Illustrators.
1927 – Was a member of the Dutch Treat Club.
1947 – He returned to images of the Near East with illustrations for Lloyd Douglas’ two immensely popular novels, The Robe and The Big Fisherman.
1950 – Was a frequenter of "The 21 Club" in New York, for which he provided the painting at left which appears in The Iron Gate of Jack & Charles "21", the Memorial Edition.
1959 – Cornwell was inducted in the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame.
1960 – Dean Cornwell died.