You may remember an earlier article i had done on Notable Artists of Adventure magazine. Among those artists was a Roy Pomeroy, who won the first ever Oscar for Special Effects. I came across some photos of him as well as a very detailed biography of him on a genealogical blog. Thought you might like to read it.
|Adventure, January 30, 1922 cover by Roy J. Pomeroy|
His biography in 2 parts was posted on a blog with genealogical information about Pomeroys in America:
Roy Jobbins Pomeroy, Oscar Winner and Early Hollywood Special Effects Technician: The Life of an Artist
Roy Pomeroy, The life of an Artist Part II: From England to Ohio and New York
It’s a comprehensive and interesting profile of a multi-talented man who found a niche at the beginning of the film industry and covers his life from his birth in Colonial India to his death in Los Angeles in 1947.