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 Charles Augustus Mager  (1878 - 1956)

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/Pennsylvania      Known for: magazine illustrations, cartoons, landscape and still life painting

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Gus Mager was a newspaper cartoonist for much of the first half of the century.  He drew both humor strips and straight adventure strips, and Hawkshaw the Detective was his most famous feature.  In addition, he was a painter and contributed to the naming of the Marx Brothers.

Charles Augustus Mager was born in Newark, New Jersey, and remained there all his life.  He is thought to be a self-taught artist, and, according to comics historian Bill Blackbeard, "German hum (showing 500 of 5591 characters).

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New York Armory Show of 1913
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915

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