An exhibit, “Century Masters: James Stevenson” is up and running at the Century Club at 7 West 43rd Street in New York. The exhibit, although in a private club, is open to the public Monday – Friday, 10am – 10pm through March 17th.
According to the Century:
“Century Masters is a series of occasional exhibitions celebrating the work of venerated Centurions who in their later years continue to make significant contributions to the art world and to the club.”
Here’s James Stevenson’s entry on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:
James Stevenson Born, NYC, 1929. NYer work: March 10, 1956 -. Stevenson interned as an office boy at The New Yorker in the mid 1940s when he began supplying ideas for other NYer artists. Nine years later he was hired a full-time ideaman, given an office at the magazine and instructed not to tell anyone what he did. He eventually began publishing his own cartoons and covers as well as a ground-breaking Talk of the Town pieces (ground breaking in that the pieces were illustrated). His contributions to the magazine number over 2000. Key collections: Sorry Lady — This Beach is Private! ( MacMillan, 1963), Let’s Boogie ( Dodd, Mead, 1978). Stevenson has long been a children’s book author, with roughly one hundred titles to his credit. He is a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, under the heading Lost and Found New York. Stevenson’s most recent book, The Life, Loves and Laughs of Frank Modell, is essential.
Here’s Stevenson’s collection of cartoons from 1978: