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Zelda Ormes

 (1910 - 1985)
Zelda (Jackie) Ormes was active/lived in Illinois, Pennsylvania.  Zelda Ormes is known for syndicated cartoon, still-life painting.

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Zelda Ormes


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 Jackie, 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 independent persons and not the usual servant-girl types.  She said:  "I have never 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.



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About  Zelda Ormes

Born:  1910 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died:   1985
Known for:  syndicated cartoon, still-life painting