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Remembering Peter Arno

Peter Arno died on this day in 1968 at the age of 64.  Arno's work began appearing in the magazine in June of 1925 and continued as a commanding presence on the pages and on the cover of The New Yorker until 1968.  It's arguable -- and kind've silly -- to debate whether Arno was the magazine's greatest artist ( there's Steinberg, Addams, Hokinson, Thurber and Steig , among many others, to consider)  but what is not arguable is the part Arno  played, along with the magazine's editor and founder, Harold Ross, and a small handful of other editors,  in creating the aura attached to  "The New Yorker cartoon". 





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