(1910 - 1985)
Zelda (Jackie) Ormes was active/lived in Illinois, Pennsylvania. Zelda Ormes is known for syndicated cartoon, still-life painting.
The "first syndicated female African-American cartoonist, and the
cartoonist who did the most toward overcoming the stereotypes found in
comic strips before the mid-1960s", (Swann) Zelda Ormes, also known as
was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father was an artist
and was an influence on her career choice and development of art
talent. Ormes' depiction of black women was that of strong and
persons and not the usual servant-girl types. She said: "I
liked dreamy little women who can't hold their own." (aalbc)
Her first syndicated job
was in 1939 with the Pittsburgh Courier, a black community newspaper, and one of her first assignments was coverage of the ... Displaying 750 of 2710 characters.