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  • Collection: Mourek Exhibit

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Ink drawing with linen covering Yiddish text published in Der Groyser Kundes. This cartoon contrasts Wilson’s imprisonment of Socialist leader Eugene Debs for anti-war activity with Lincoln’s freeing of the slaves. Woodrow Wilson had a series of…

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Ink drawing. Sitting President Theodore Roosevelt refused to run for reelection in 1909, instead selecting William Howard Taft as his successor for the Republican nomination. Taft served as president from 1908 to 1912, but his presidency was marred…

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Ink drawing published in Good Morning (New York). Today, President Woodrow Wilson is largely remembered as an advocate for peace. In this cartoon, however, Young shows another side of Wilson. While the left side depicts the peace-loving, progressive…

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Print. In this card celebrating the New Year, Young, entering the penultimate year of his life, shows himself as a smiling old man, forging his way through “this whirld of woe” to bring his annual message of “faith, hope, and cheerity.”

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Ink & non-repo pencil drawing published in On My Way: Being the Book of Art Young in Text and Picture. New York: Horace Liveright, 1928, p. 14. This is an illustration from Young’s first autobiography. It depicts an afternoon during which Young and…

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Ink drawing. Published in Art Young’s Inferno: A Journey Through Hell Six Hundred Years After Dante. New York, Delphic Studios: 1934, p. 64. This is one of Young’s many cartoons that focus on the conflict between capitalist values and socialist…

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Ink drawing published in Der Groyser Kundes (New York). Young drew this cartoon for Der Groyser Kundes (“Big Stick”), a Jewish humorous weekly edited by Jacob Marinoff. Young supported himself with his work for this publication while he was on trial…

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Offset Lithograph Flyer. In this advertisement, Young touts his cartoon-making services and presents several examples of his work. He offers five cartoons every two weeks for six months for $20. These cartoons were probably pulled from his large…

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Published in Der Groyser Kundes (New York), April 1, 1921, and Good Morning (New York), April 15, 1921. Ink Drawing with English text on linen covering Yiddish. This is the original drawing of one of the cartoons features in “Art Young’s Cartoon Mat…

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Ink & Crayon Drawing. This is another, more elaborate, example of one of Young’s cartoons criticizing capitalist society by depicting it as a modern version of hell. In this case, “Office of Satan & Co.” forecloses on mortgages and squeezes the…
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