An American caricaturist and commercial artist, he began his artistic career while in high school, working for the Hartford Courant. He later received formal training at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and then went to work for the Newark Star Eagle. During this time he became proficient in the airbrush technique, using it to produce caricatures. His work for the Newark Star Eagle attracted considerable attention and commissions for theater magazines, Broadway reviews, film posters, and theater curtains soon followed. He originated the medium of clay caricatures photographically reproduced for Life Magazine, and used the same technique to design Esky, the mustachioed dandy wh
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