Bobed Hair, California [sic, Bobbed Hair]: Osborn, Robert; [manuscript, original artwork]

Bobed Hair, California [sic, Bobbed Hair]

Osborn, Robert; [manuscript, original artwork]

Publication Date: 1932
/ Condition: Fine / Hardcover
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Title: Bobed Hair, California [sic, Bobbed Hair]

Publication Date: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition


Half brown cloth and morocco with gilt-stamped lettering on spine. Fine. Contains 21 grey heavy cardstock leaves, each with a tipped-on drawing (6-by-7-inches), colored by hand, usually in watercolor and pencil. Osborn holds forth, in 19 cartoons, on the subjects of hair and California. Also includes 2 more serious drawings, both concerned with landscape and the human figure. Early original cartoons by the noted caricaturist, cartoonist and satiric commentator, Robert Osborn, who died in 1994 at age 90. Educated at the University of Wisconsin and Yale University, where he was art editor of the Yale Record, Osborn studied painting in Rome and Paris before returning to teach art and philosophy at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy with the hope of becoming an aviator. He was assigned to an information unit under the command of the photographer Edward Steichen. As a Navy officer, he learned the art of speed drawing, and over his military career produced some 40,000 drawings for training manuals -- many of them featuring a cartoon character named Dilbert, a blunderer who violated rules of military safety. In 1946, he achieved his first public recognition for "War Is No Damn Good," said to be the first antiwar book of the nuclear age. He went on to draw for Harper's, Fortune, Life, and Look, and became a regular contributor to The New Republic. Garry Trudeau, creator of the "Doonesbury" strip, called Mr. Osborn "one of the very few masters of illustrative cartooning.". Bookseller Inventory # D3724

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