Born in Santa Cruz, CA in 1878. "Hype" Igoe studied art under Maria Van Vleck while a student at Polytechnic High School in San Francisco and continued at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. He began his career there during the late 1890s as a copy boy for the Examiner. He later joined their art department as a cartoonist of sporting scenes. He was a resident of San Francisco until the earthquake of 1906. He then moved to NYC where he continued with the Hearst papers as a sports writer. He died there on Feb. 11, 1945. Exh: SF Newspaper Artists, 1903.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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