(1891 - 1931)
Ralph Barton was active/lived in New York, Kansas, Missouri. Ralph Barton is known for caricature, illustrator-book.
Biography Ralph Barton
A painter, cartoonist and drama critic, Ralph Baron was born in Kansas City, Missouri and established his career in New York City, after studying in Paris. However, he continued to return to France. Some of his early illustration work was for "Judge" and "Puck" magazines, and later he was an illustrator for "Cosmopolitan", "Vanity Fair", and "Life" magazines. He also did book and story illustrations including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" by Anita Loos and "Nonsensorship" by Heywood Broun.
He "had a very stylized and decorative approach, usually satiric, drawn in thin lines and flat tone or color" (Reed 165) and this method seemed very suited to authors.
In 1931, he committed suicide, apparently unhappy over the breakup of his st
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