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Rudolph Dirks (1897 – 1913)

Rudolph Dirks was born in Heide, Germany and died in 1968 in New York. At the age of 7 Dirks moved with his family to Chicago, and at 17 he went to New York City, where he worked as staff artist… 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 →

André Gill (1840 – 1885)

André Gill was born as Louis-Alexandre Gosset de Guînes at Paris as the son of the Comte de Guînes and Sylvie-Adeline Gosset. He adopted the name Gill after his hero James Gillray.  Gill became known for his work for the… Continue Reading →

Charles Wirgman (1832 – 1891)

Charles Wirgman was an English artist and cartoonist, the creator of the Japan Punch and illustrator in the Meiji period for the Illustrated London News. (Charles Wirgman — Google Arts & Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/m04kc5m ) Wirgman was the eldest son of… 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 →

Amédeé de Noé (Cham) (1818 – 1879)

Cham was born in 1818 as Amédée Comte de Noé. He received drawing lessons from Charlet and painting lessons with Paul Delaroche, but that was not a great success. He would develop as a humorous cartoonist. He gave a satirical… Continue Reading →

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