As Ink Spill visitors know there’s a terrific exhibit currently running at the Westport Historical Society
celebrating 16 New Yorker cover artists who lived and worked in the Westport (Connecticut) area. Dorothy Curran of the Westport Historical Society Exhibits Committee has sent this email to Ink Spill about an important addition to the exhibit:
As you know, there is no “Directory of Home Addresses since 1925 of New Yorker Cover Artists.” With Sarah Geraghty Herndon’s heads-up, we (Westport Historical Society Exhibits Committee) now realize that we have to add Lee Lorenz as a 17th cover artist. Looks like he did 6 covers (1 in 1973, 2 in 1988 and 3 in 1989) within our time-frame and “about a dozen” overall. He had a Westport home (weekends only, at first) for many years…
Below is Ink Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A- Z” entry for Mr. Lorenz, who continues to brighten the pages of The New Yorker with his wonderfully energetic work.
Lee Lorenz ( Pictured above. Photograph taken 1995 by Liza Donnelly) Born 1932, Hackensack, NJ. Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. During his tenure, a new wave of New Yorker cartoonists began appearing in the magazine — cartoonists who no longer depended on idea men. Cartoon collections: Here It Comes (Bobbs-Merrrill Co., Inc. 1968) ; Now Look What You’ve Done! (Pantheon, 1977) ; The Golden Age of Trash ( Chronicle Books, 1987); The Essential series, all published by Workman: : Booth (pub: 1998), Barsotti ( pub: 1998), Ziegler (pub: 2001), The Art of The New Yorker 1925 -1995, (Knopf, 1995), The World of William Steig (Artisan, 1998). NYer work: 1958 – .