Interview of Interest: Bob Eckstein
Christopher Weyant Now Weekly in The Boston Globe
Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists, Part 6: Whitney Darrow, Jr.
Judging by Warren Bernard’s collection of advertising work by New Yorker artists, Whitney Darrow was enormously popular on Madison Avenue. Mr. Darrow was one of the magazine’s anchor cartoonists, his work appearing over 1400 times in forty-nine years. I’ve always loved Mr. Darrow’s energetic style — his lines often seem to be in motion.
The dates for the ads: Simoniz, 1959; Consolidated Enamel Printing Papers, 1957; Chase & Sanborn, 1956; Ford, 1953
Here’s Mr. Darrow’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Whitney Darrow, Jr. (photo above) Born August 22, 1909, Princeton, NJ. Died August, 1999, Burlington, Vermont. New Yorker work: 1933 -1982. Quote (Darrow writing of himself in the third person): …in 1931 he moved to New York City, undecided between law school and doing cartoons as a profession. The fact that the [New Yorker’s] magazine offices were only a few blocks away decided him…” (Quote from catalogue, Meet the Artist, 1943)