To Do tonight: Denys Wortman

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Long-lost cartoonist of everyday New York life gets museum show. details, explanations, artwork at the D&Q blog.
The artwork is lush and keenly observed. It should be seen.
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BTW, much more in this NY Times story by Carol Kino, including the rise and fall of fame:

Even then “there was nothing quite like it,” said the cartoonist Jules Feiffer, who enjoyed the drawings as a boy. “His work didn’t seem studied. It was as if you were looking out the window — or my window in the Bronx.” And because it was syndicated nationwide (as “Everyday Movies”), Mr. Wortman’s world spread far beyond the Hudson.

But in 1958, four years after his retirement, Mr. Wortman died of a heart attack. By then cartooning had become character-driven and graphically streamlined (think of Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts”) while art was ruled by the Abstract Expressionists. And when The World’s successor The World-Telegram and Sun folded, he was as forgotten as yesterday’s fish wrap.

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  1. moubius44 says:

    Yes must be seen allright ……….

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