Cartoon -- "For goodness sake, Albert, don't begin complaining about hard times..."
Gibson, Charles Dana. (1867-1944)
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.
Charles Dana Gibson was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts to a politically active family in 1867. Recognizing his early talent, his parents enrolled him in New York's Art Students League. After two years of study, he sold his first pen and ink sketch to John Ames Mitchell at Life. He also sold work to other major magazines and was called on to illustrate books as well. He married in 1895. His elegant new bride and her sister served as the inspiration for the ever popular Gibson Girls. He was the president of Society of Illustrators in the teens. During WWI he headed a government agency that produced war posters. After the war, he became the editor and owner of Life. On his retirement, he began painting in oil. He died in 1944.
Full page cartoon. The Gibson Girl was confident, independent, and beautiful. She had ample suitors and she could be picky. She did not suffer fools gladly.
Volume 62, number 1612, page 469.
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9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper