New Yorker Cover Artist, Pierre Le-Tan: 1950-2019

This sad news via WWD, September 14, 2019: “Illustrator Pierre Le-Tan Dies”

To the left is Mr. Le-Tan’s first New Yorker cover. Below, his entry on the A-Z.

Pierre Le-Tan Born, Neuilly-sur-seine, France, 1950. Died, September 17, 2019.  New Yorker work: one drawing, June 14, 1976. Although his one cartoon technically qualifies him as a member of the Spill’s One Club, Mr. Le-Tan contributed 18 New Yorker covers between February 14, 1970 through April 27, 1987.

His one cartoon, a double page spread:

A New Yorker cover from April 9, 1979

Further Reading:

From Architectural Digest, September 20, 2019: “French Artist Pierre Le-Tan Leaves An Indelible Mark”

From  frenchculture. org, “In Memoriam: Pierre Le-Tan”

See his New Yorker covers here.

His Wikipedia entry here (translated).

A New Yorker Memorial Day Cover from 1965

Looking at Memorial Day covers in The Complete Book of Covers From The New Yorker 1925-1989 this morning, this fabulous piece by Arthur Getz jumped out. 

Here’s Mr. Getz’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Arthur Getz Born, Passaic, New Jersey, 1913; died, 1996. New Yorker work: 1938 -1988. Primarily a cover artist, he had one cartoon published: March 15, 1958. (You might say his career was a mirror image of George Price’s, who was one of the most prolific cartoonists, with over 1200 published, and one cover). According to the official Getz website, he was the most prolific of all New Yorker cover artists, having 213 appear during the fifty years he contributed to the magazine. The official Getz website, containing his biography: www.getzart.com/