Rare Gluyas Williams Original Cartoon - framed
- DIMENSIONS 12.0ʺW × 1.0ʺD × 15.0ʺH
One original framed cartoon by Gluyas Williams. Gluyas Williams was a famous American cartoonist and illustrator. Most well known as an American cartoonist and notable for his contributions to The New Yorker and other major magazines. Published collections of his work include The Gluyas Williams Book (1929), Fellow Citizens (1940) and The Gluyas Williams Gallery (1957). He also illustrated books by Robert Benchley and Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter.
Born in San Francisco, California, he graduated from Harvard in 1911. In college, he was a member of the Harvard Lampoon.
His cartoons employed a clean black-and-white style and often dealt with prevailing themes of the day such as Prohibition. His work appeared in Life, Collier's, Century and The New Yorker. He was also syndicated to such newspapers as The Plain Dealer. According to his obituary in The New York Times (15 April 1982, p. D7), by the time he retired in 1953, about five million regular readers had seen his cartoons, which ran in more than 70 newspapers.
During the 1940s, he worked in Boston at 194 Boylston Street. When he died at the age of 93, he was living in Newton, Massachusetts.
Framed. Original. Some surface wear on paper. Signed with pencil News from Home. p:78. 127. Also reads in pencil " I had settled myself for a quiet evening with the latest dispatches." Image has Gluyas Williams printed under man in rocking chair. Back of frame is cardboard.