Sidney (Robert Sidney) Smith
(1877 - 1935)
Sidney (Robert Sidney) Smith was active/lived in Illinois. Sidney Smith is known for comic-strip artist, newspaper cartoonist.
Biography Sidney (Robert Sidney) Smith
A famous comic-strip artist in the 1920s and 1930s, Sidney Smith was
known as being one of the highest salaried in the business, and his
employers, the executives of The Chicago Tribune, used his
salary as a lure for hiring other employees. In 1922, he signed a
million dollar contract with that newspaper, which specified
$100,000.00 a year for the next decade and included a Rolls-Royce.
Smith was a celebrity at a time when comic-strip artists were of much
interest because the characters they created with story lines became a
focus of many households. He also was a pioneer in having a team
do the work for which he was given signature credit, was a dedicated
physical fitness person, doing long-distance r
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