Coby Whitmore was born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Steele High School and studied at the Dayton Art Institute. After moving to Chicago, Illinois, he was working as the Chicago Herald Examiner at during the daytime and taking night classes at the Chicago Art lnstitute at night. During the same period, He apprenticed with Haddon Sundblom.

In 1942, Whitmore moved to New York and shortly afterward joined the Charles E. Cooper Studio in New York City. There he illustrated for leading magazines of the day and did other commercial art. Soon after, a steady stream of assignments for Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and other women’s magazines brought him public acclaim. Aside from women’s magazines, Whitmore also illustrated for Esquire, The Saturday Evening Post and Sports Illustrated.

“Crazy in Love” (1953)
“Sincerely, Willis Wade, Part I” (1954)
“The Ugliest Woman in Town” (1955)
“A Cook for Your House”
“At the Front Lines”
“The Art of Giving”

After that, Whitmore living in Briarcliff Manor, New York and to design race sports cars in the 1950s and 1960s.

~Impressions~ I think pictures of the woman drawn by him is very beautiful and attractive. I was felt wonderful him pictures that almost like moving and Lively looking face. Colour is also colourful and very beautiful. So I like him pictures.