Gordon Grant (1875-1962) was born in San Francisco, but studied at the Heatherly and Lambeth schools in London after sailing there at age 12. In 1890, he returned to his home town to work for The Examiner as an illustrator. Grant is well-known for his work with the American Boy Scouts.
He is also known for his paintings of ships, including books like The Story of American Sailing Ships by Charles S. Strong. In 1926 he sold prints of his painting of the U.S.S. Constitution to help raise money to get the vessel preserved. The original painting now hangs in the Oval Office at the White House. Grant also served as a combat artist for Harpers Weekly during the Boer War and the Mexican Revolution.
Grant created five covers for The Saturday Evening Post.