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Rose O’Neill (1874 – 1944)

EARLY LIFE O’Neill was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, of Irish immigrated parents. When she was three years old her family relocated to rural Nebraska, where she spent her early life. From early childhood she expressed significant interest in the arts,… Continue Reading →

Olaf Gulbransson ( 1873 – 1958)

Olaf Gulbransson, born in Christiania, Norway, died in 1958 in Tegernsee, Germany. He studied at the Royal Norwegian Drawing School and worked for several Norwegian newspapers.  In 1902 he moved to Munich and began his long association with Simplicissimus. He… Continue Reading →

Lyonel Feininger (1871 – 1956)

Lyonel Feininger was the son of the German-American composer Karl Feininger and the American singer Elizabeth Feininger, and he grew up in New York City. In 1888 he moved to Berlin to study at the Royal Academy of Berlin. Being… Continue Reading →

Louis Raemakers (1869 – 1956)

Louis Raemakers was born in Roermond in the Netherlands. Louis’ father published a weekly journal called De Volksvriend (Friend of the People) and was an influential man in liberal circles. His mother was of German descent. He was trained –… Continue Reading →

Thomas Theodor Heine ( 1867 – 1948)

Thomas Theodor Heine was a German painter and illustrator. Born in Leipzig Heine established himself as a gifted caricaturist at an early age. He studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and, briefly at the Academy of Fine Arts in  Munich…. Continue Reading →

Louis Dalrymple (1866 – 1905)

Louis Dalrymple was an American cartoonist, known for his “racy” caricatures in publications such as the magazines’ Puck, Judge, and the New York Daily Graphic. Born in Cambridge, Illinois, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Students League of… Continue Reading →

Winsor McCay (1866 – 1934)

SCOTTISH FARMERS McCay’s paternal grandparents were Scottish immigrants and settled as farmers in East Zorra in Upper Canada. McCay grew up in Spring Lake, Michigan. McCay started his professional career making posters and in 1898 he began illustrating for newspapers and… Continue Reading →

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec ( 1864 – 1901)

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa was born in Albi, in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, as the firstborn child of Alphonse Charles Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (1838–1913) and his wife Adèle Zoë Tapié de Celeyran (1841–1930). In 1881 Henri assisted his… Continue Reading →

Richard F. Outcault (1863 – 1928)

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS Born in Lancaster, Ohio out of parents with a German immigration background, he developed his skills in technical drawings and advertisement. THOMAS ALVA EDISON In 1888 he made advertisements and illustrations for Edison who just had patented his… Continue Reading →

Théophile Steinlen (1859 – 1923)

Born in Lausanne, Steinlen studied at the University of Lausanne before taking a job as a designer trainee at a textile mill in Mulhouse in eastern France. His father was a post office servant and an amateur landscape-painter. In his early… Continue Reading →

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