CX Carlson (1902 - 1991) studied commercial art at Crane College in Illinois and then attended the Chicago Institute of Art. His final education came from The New York City's Art Student's League. He worked in NYC for awhile as a staff writer on a wartime newspaper and later worked for the state department and was involved in producing The Good Neighbor Policy, for which he did 750 paintings, many of which are his best. He and his wife settled in Lancaster, PA in 1947 which went on to inspire him for decades.
LUIGI RIST (1888-1959) was an American Print Maker whose unique contribution to printmaking lay in combining traditional Japanese woodcut methods with his own unique Yankee ingenuity. During his later life he attained an enviable reputation, winning prizes in major print shows and having the pleasure of seeing his prints added to the permanent collections of such major American institutions as the Butler Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in London's Victoria and Albert Museum.