Meet The Artist (1943): Rea Irvin
The last in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.
Here’s Mr. Irvin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Rea Irvin *Born, San Francisco, 1881; died in the Virgin Islands,1972. Irvin was the cover artist for the New Yorker’s first issue, February 21, 1925. He was the magazine’s first art editor, holding the position from 1925 until 1939 when James Geraghty assumed the title. Irvin became art director and remained in that position until William Shawn succeeded Harold Ross. Irvin’s last original work for the magazine was the magazine’s cover of July 12, 1958. The February 21, 1925 Eustace Tilley cover had been reproduced every year on the magazine’s anniversary until 1994, when R. Crumb’s Tilley-inspired cover appeared. Tilley has since reappeared, with other artists substituting from time-to-time.
Event Of Interest: Jeremy Nguyen
From Meetup.com, “Jeremy Nguyen: The Cartoon Life” –presented by The Comic Arts Workshop.
Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.
A Case For Pencils Spotlights Robert Leighton’s Tools Of The Trade
From A Case For Pencils, December 3, 2019, “Robert Leighton” — another entry in Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful series of posts looking at the tools of the trade used by various New Yorker artists.
Robert Leighton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002. Visit his website here.
Raking & shoveling by Paul Karasik, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999.