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Willis Hale Thorndike

 (1872 - 1940)
Willis Hale Thorndike was active/lived in California.  Willis Thorndike is known for Cartoonist, illustrator.

Biography   Willis Hale Thorndike

Born on Feb. 8, 1872 in Stockton, CA. Thorndike studied art in San Francisco, Paris and NYC. He began his career with the San Francisco Chronicle in 1890 and worked on the New York Herald and Baltimore Sun until 1915 when he returned to California. Best known as a political cartoonist, he was active in Los Angeles from 1928 until his death there on March 18, 1940. Exh: Cartoonist Club (LA), 1928.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); American Art Annual 1913; NY Times, 3-20-1940 (obituary).

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