Walt Otto (1895-1963) – American painter.
In the 1920’s Otto’s work was published on the front covers of national magazines such as “The Saturday Evening Post” and “Woman’s Weekly”. Between 1935 and 1945, Otto’s artwork appeared on billboards and posters for major US companies, including Alka Seltzer, Shell Oil, Anheuser-Busch, Schlitz Beer, Kelloggs, Mars Candy, H. J. Heinz and other nationally known advertisers. More often than not, he would incorporate pin-up themes into his advertising creations. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ‘On the Farm’ sold at Heritage Auctions, New York ‘Signature Illustration Art Auction’ in 2011 for $8,365.