For the first time, the entire collection of Art Young's Good Morning, beautifully bound in one place! A hardbound volume of the entire run of Good Morning from 1919 - 1921 plus The Soldier - the one issue of the Art Young Quarterly from 1922
Art Young was the *Dean of American Cartoonists* - the best known political and social satirist the first half of the 20th century. Published in every magazine imaginable - Life, Puck, Judge, The Masses, New Masses, Liberator, Modern MOnthly, New Yorker, the list goes on and on. For three years he ran and essentially created Good Morning. The first issue, published May 8th, 1919, billed itself as The New Humorous Weekly . The contents included illustrations by Al Freuh and William Gropper, but mostly the work was from Art s hand. Other contributors over the run included Boardman Robinson, Howard Brubaker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bryant, Robert Minor, Samuel DeWitt, John Nicholas Beffel, Peggy Bacon, Maurice Becker, Reginald Marsh, Hendrik Van Loon, Horace Traubel and many other notables of the day.
"America forgets too readily its native heroes. I am not referring to Washignton and Jefferson and Lincoln, who are honored anually in our oratory...I refer to Art Young who will be a great man when he has been dead a hundred years. It is rather a pity that both America and Mr. Young should wait that long." - Heywood Broun (1936)
This is the first time there has been a truly complete bound collection of Good Morning!
Cloth covers with gold lettering - old style feel modeled after Art Young s personal bound volume of Good Morning
+ 37 issues of Good Morning
+the four page relaunch advertising flier from 1920
+various 1919 - 1921 advertising ephemera
+ original introduction from the 1968 partial collection as written by Professor Daniel Aaron
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Arthur Henry "Art" Young (1866 1943) was an American cartoonist and writer. He is most famous for his socialist cartoons, especially those drawn for the left wing political magazine The Masses between 1911 and 1917.
Art Young was born January 14, 1866, near Orangeville, in Stephenson County, Illinois. His family moved to Monroe, Wisconsin, when he was a year old. He enrolled in the Chicago Academy of Design in 1884, where he studied under J. H. Vanderpoel. His first published cartoon appeared the same year in the trade paper, Nimble Nickel. Also in that same year, he began working for a succession of Chicago newspapers including the Evening Mail, the Daily News, and the Tribune.
In 1888, Young resumed his studies, first at the Art Students League of New York (until 1889), then at the Académie Julian in Paris (1889 90). Following a long convalescence, he joined the Chicago Inter-Ocean (1892), to which he contributed political cartoons and drawings for its Sunday color supplement.
In 1895 he married Elizabeth North. In 1895 or 1896, he worked briefly for the Denver Times, then moved again to New York City after his separation with North, where he sold drawings to the humor magazines Puck, Life, and Judge, and drew cartoons for William Randolph Hearst's New York Evening Journal and Sunday New York American. From 1902 to 1906, Young studied rhetoric at Cooper Union in order to improve his skills as a cartoonist.
Young would begin increasingly to associate with such political leftist as John Sloan and Piet Vlag, both of whom he would work with at the radical socialist monthly, The Masses. He became firmly ensconced in the radical environment of Greenwich Village after moving there in 1910. He became politically active, and by 1910, racial and sexual discrimination and the injustices of the capitalist system became prevalent themes in his work. Young would explain these sentiments in his autobiography, Art Young: His Life and Times (1939),
One facet of the establishment Young challenged in his cartoons and drawings was the Associated Press. His attacks became overt and damning once he joined the staff of the Masses as a co-editor and contributor. He held this position from 1911 to 1918. Young was one of the few original editorial members that stayed with the magazine for its entire run until it folded in December 1917. In July 1913, the magazine published Young's cartoon Poisoned at the Source, which depicted the AP's president, Frank B. Noyes, poisoning a well labeled The News; with lies, suppressed facts, slander, and prejudice. The cartoon was a response to the lack of national news coverage on the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike of 1912 in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The strike had lasted more than a year, and was characterized by deadly clashes between miners and militia hired by the coal companies. The coal companies were successful in having the Federal government declare martial law under a military tribunal, an egregious act according to the editors of the Masses.
Art Young died on December 29, 1943, at the Hotel Irving in New York City at age 77.
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