The New Yorker’s Art Meeting: A Potted History

    It’s tempting to believe that the structure of The New Yorker’s Art Department arrived fully formed in 1924 when Harold Ross, with his wife Jane Grant  began pulling together his dream magazine.  But of course, such was not the case.   What we know for certain is that once the first issue was out,  Ross and several of

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“The Table In Mr. Ross’s Office Where We Used To Sit To Work On Pictures”; Book Of Interest: Alay-Oop By William Gropper; A Case For Pencils On Maddie Dai’s Tools Of The Trade; Daily Shouts & Daily Cartoon Cartoonists; Meet The Artist (1943): Dorothy McKay

“The Table Where We Used To Sit To Work On Pictures” A photo I’ve seen before on the web, but never with the note attached you see above. The letter, signed “Jim”  was written by the then art editor James Geraghty.* The “Gardner” it’s addressed to was likely Gardner Rea, one of the magazine’s artists. There’s another possibility: the “Gardner”

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Barry Blitt; Where Else Are They Now?; Today’s Daily Shoutist: Julia Wertz

Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon A Trumpian intervention, Blitt-style. Barry Blitt has contributed to The New Yorker since 1992.  Visit his website here.  ________________________ Where Else Are They Now? Looking at a Weekly Humorist post this morning it occurred to me I was seeing a good number of New Yorker cartoonists represented.  With the stable of cartoonists at The New Yorker on

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