Monday, March 03, 2014


A Steinigans Tribute

It is an unfortunate fact that newspapers rarely take the time or trouble to eulogize their fallen ink-slingers in anything more than a short obituary. Here, however, is an exception to that rule. When William J. Steinigans died in January 1918, the New York World, for whom he'd been in harness at least since 1904, offered a more fitting memorial. In their Sunday magazine sections of April 14 - 28 they printed a series of three painterly Steinigan drawings, one per week, to memorialize his artistry.

This is the second of those drawings, and the only one of the three I've actually had the pleasure of seeing for myself.

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