Cartoon -- The Doge of Venice.
Cushing, Otho, (1869-1938)
Periodicals -- Illustrations.
Caricatures and cartoons.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Most Life issues had a theme that was introduced by the cover and reflected throughout. This one was titled "Man".
Otho Cushing was born in 1871 in Fort McHenry, Maryland and attended the Boston School of Arts and the Academie Julian in Paris. He became a professor of drawing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later, he returned to Paris to accept the position of art editor for the European edition of the Herald-Tribune. In 1906, he submitted his first cartoons to Life and they were accepted. His cartoons were satirical and political, and his style was distinctively classical. He used Greek Gods and Goddesses or classical literature to create personas for modern political characters, often assigning them roles in classic mythology. During World War I, Cushing left Life and served in the Army Air Corps. After the war he lived in New Rochelle, New York, and was a successful water color painter. Cushing died in there in October, 1942.
Half page cartoon. This cartoon stars Theodore Roosevelt as Teddiago and William Howard Taft as Taftemona, giving them roles in the intrigue of Shakespeare's play, Othello, which takes place in Venice. Roosevelt and Taft, once supportive political colleagues, became bitter rivals in 1912.
Volume 59, number 1525, page 175.
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