The New Yorker in Westport Bios, Pt.5; Frank Modell & James Stevenson In Westport

Posted today are Garrett Price, David Preston, and John Norment‘s bios from the Westport Historical Society current exhibit, Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport. My thanks to the Society for permission to post these wonderful pieces.  And… The opening of the Westport show was attended by three of The New Yorker‘s most veteran artists: Dana Fradon, James Stevenson, and

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Arno

                The late great New Yorker artist, Peter Arno was born 110 years ago today at home in Morningside Heights, New York.  As many regular visitors to Ink Spill know, I began a biography of Mr. Arno back in 1999.   Someday, a publisher willing, Mad At Something: The Life and Times of Peter

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Harold Ross’s Last Cartoonist: Dana Fradon

By the late 1940s, Harold Ross, The New Yorker’s legendary founder and first editor, had assembled either by happy accident or design (depending on which version of the magazine’s history you want to believe) a stable of magazine cartoonists unrivaled in American publishing.  Some have called that era of the magazine’s cartoons its Golden Age.  The guiding forces of the

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