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 Gus (Gustaf) Henning Higgins  (1863 - 1909)



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Lived/Active: Illinois/Pennsylvania / Sweden      Known for: newspaper cartoons and illustration

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Gus Higgins  (Gustaf Henning Lindstrom)   (1863 – 1909)

Higgins, who was born in Stockholm, studied at the Art Academy there before he immigrated to America in 1879.  He settled in Chicago in 1885 and worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for The Chicago Tribune, among other publications, participating in a lively group of Swedish-American writers and artists in the 1880’s and 1890’s.  He claimed to be the only Swedish-American to exhibit a work in the Swedish pavilion in the 1904 world’s fair in St. Louis.  Higgins moved to McKeesport, Pennsylvania shortly after the turn of the century. 

Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Historian and Researcher, East Lansing, Michigan

Mary Towley Swanson.  Tangled Web: Swedish Immigrant Artists’ Patronage Systems, 1880-1940.  2004.

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