Cartoon -- To change "An Arcadian Partorale" into "A Modern Love Song"...
Cushing, Otho, (1871-1942)
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 issue was titled the Turtle Dove Number.
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 as personas for modern political characters, often assigning them roles in classic mythology. Cushing submitted his first cartoons to Life in late 1906, which were accepted and accompanied by an offer to join the magazine's staff. 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 watercolorist. Cushing died in there in October, 1942.
Full page cartoon. It was necessary for a less than visually oriented person to print a copy and cut the pieces out to get them to fit into the new scenario, but a clever idea none the less.
Volume 59, number 1545, page 1161.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper