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  • Collection: Mourek Exhibit

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Ink drawing. Published in Chicago Inter-Ocean

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Ink drawing published in Good Morning (New York). Young and Ellis Jones, a former associate editor of Life magazine, founded Good Morning, a socialist humor magazine, in 1919. Jones and Young ran the magazine on a “shoe string” budget, and probably…

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Ink & Non-repo Pencil Drawing. While Henry Ford is best known for founding the Ford Motor Company, introducing the Model T automobile, and developing the assembly line, this cartoon refers to the industrialist’s less well-known role in politics.…

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Ink & Crayon Drawing. In the 1928 presidential election, incumbent Herbert Hoover was the Republican candidate, while Al Smith was the Democratic nominee. Despite significant differences between them, Young dismisses both of them as servants of big…

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Ink drawing. In the last year of his life, Young actually defended Franklin D. Roosevelt. In this image, Roosevelt sits at a desk covered with papers listing the threats he faces while George Washington and Abe Lincoln look on approvingly. Young’s…

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Ink & Crayon Drawing published in Art Young and Heywood Broun’s The Best of Art Young. (New York: Vanguard Press, 1936). Caption: “You stop following me! D'hear. Here I am all dressed up for a second term and you spoil everything." Young depicts…

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Ink drawing published in The Nation (Washington, D.C.). Here, Young compares President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Wilkins Micawber from Charles Dickens’s novel David Copperfield, a perpetually destitute character who is convinced that his fortunes will…

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Ink drawing. This is an example of an early non-political cartoon by Young from the days of Chicago’s Columbian Exposition serves. Many fair visitors spent money in the "Levee," a notable vice district in Chicago, and many politicians got a cut of…

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Ink & crayon drawing published in The Best of Art Young. New York: The Vanguard Press, 1936, p. 55.

Caption: “Is he a vicious animal? Just you try to take his bone away.”

This is an example of one of Young’s cartoons attacking the capitalist…

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Young frequently designed and sent as many as 500 Christmas and New Year cards annually, and this one from 1938 features one of his many self-portraits and a reference to his several hell-themed books. As a working artist and small businessman he…
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