Jack Gallagher was born in Philadelphia and was active in commercial and fine arts in the first half of the 20th century.
Gallagher was a staff artist with the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph beginning in 1904. He was the creator of comic strips like “Dusty Dinks”, “Farmer Judkins”, “Hank Hinkle” “Plumbing Pete”, “Father and his Jobs”, “Hippo and the Monks”, “Mr. George and Wifey”, and “The Little Possum Gang”.
He traveled and painted extensively and was highly regarded for his architectural renderings as well as his portrayal of the New England countryside.
The artist died in the early 1950’s.