A SELECTION of CARICATURES and OTHER SATIRICAL IMAGES

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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 →

John Tenniel (1821- 1914)

Tenniel was born in Bayswater, West London, to John Baptist Tenniel, a fencing and dancing master of Huguenot descent and Eliza Maria Tenniel. In 1840, Tenniel, while practising fencing with his father, received a serious eye wound from his father’s… Continue Reading →

Jean Ignace Grandville (1803-1847)

He was born at Nancy, in northeastern France, to an artistic and theatrical family. Grandville received his first instruction in drawing from his father, a painter of miniatures. At the age of twenty-one he moved to Paris, he established his… Continue Reading →

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783)

Wiesensteig Born in the southwestern town of Wiesensteig, located in the region of the Swabian Jura Germany, Messerschmidt grew up in the Munich home of his uncle, the sculptor Johann Baptist Straub, who became his first master. Fine Arts in… Continue Reading →

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593)

Arcimboldo was born in Milan and he worked at the court of Rudolf II in Prague, son of Emperor Maximilian II. His fantastic portraits look at a distance like normal portraits. The objects (flowers, plants, books) he used are related… Continue Reading →

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