Cartoon -- The Wild East.
Wildhack Robert. (1881-1940)
Periodicals -- Illustrations.
Caricatures and cartoons.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Life magazine covers were on a variety of topics. Each issue had a theme that was introduced by the cover and reflected throughout the issue. This was the Wild East Number.
Robert J. Wildhack was born on August 27, 1881, in Pekin, Illinois and attended high school in Indianapolis, where he studied under Otto Stark. He graduated from the Manual Training High School in 1899. Wildhack worked as an illustrator for the Indianapolis Sentinel before moving to New York City in 1901. There he studied under Robert Henri at the Chase School of Art , a school attended by quite a number of up and coming artists. Wildhack began his art career in New York with a sign painting firm, then went on to work as a designer with an advertising agency. His work was noticed by the editor of McClure's. Wildhack became one of the top cover artists and poster artists in America for publications such as The Century, Collier's, Life, The Reader, Scribner's, and Success. Shortly before America's entry into World War I, Wildhack joined Charles Dana Gibson, and others in the establishment of the Division of Pictorial Publicity of the Committee on Public Information. He died on June 19, 1940, in Montrose, California.
Two page spread in follow up to the Wild West issue the preceding week.
Volume 59, number 1531, page 436.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper
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