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John Dirks

 (born 1917)
John Dirks was active/lived in Connecticut, California.  John Dirks is known for sculpture-modern, fountain sculptor, cartoonist.

John Dirks

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John Dirks was born in New York on February 11, 1917. Dirks earned his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1939.  After serving in the Army during WWII, he took on book illusration.  He is the son of Rudolph Dirks, creator of the comic strip, Katzenjammer Kids.  He took over the series from his father in 1958 and continued it until 1979.

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About  John Dirks

Born:  1917 - New York
Known for:  sculpture-modern, fountain sculptor, cartoonist