Gluyas Williams’ B’Day
My thanks to the author Steve Stoliar for alerting the Spill that it’s the birthday of Gluyas Williams, one of the giants of the early New Yorker. Here’s Mr. Williams Spill A-Z entry:
Gluyas Williams (above left undated; right: 1975) Born, July 23, 1888, San Francisco. Died, Boston, Mass., 1982. One of the pillars of Harold Ross’s stable of artists, and one of Ross’s favorite cartoonists. His beautiful full page drawings were a regular feature in the magazine. Mr. Williams illustrated a number of Robert Benchley’s collections, providing the cover art as well as illustrations. New Yorker work: March 13, 1926 – Aug 25, 1951. Collections: The Gluyas Williams Book ( Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1929); Fellow Citizens (Doubleday Doran & Co, 1940); The Gluyas Williams Gallery (Harper, 1957); The Best of Gluyas Williams (Dover Publications, 1970). Website: http://www.gluyaswilliams.com/
A selection of Mr. Williams’ cartoon anthologies
Bonus Williams! Mr. Stoliar sent along this rare poster illustrated by Mr. Williams (printed in 1945):
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
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