Authors/Contributors

Elisabeth Kaltenbrunner Melczer

Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1985

Embargo Period

3-4-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, Alan Dunn, Mary Petty, cartoonists, The New Yorker

Language

English

Disciplines

American Art and Architecture | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Description/Abstract

Alan Dunn and Mary Petty were cartoonists whose wit and humor enlivened the pages of The New Yorker from 1926 to 1974. Though they were man and wife as well as teacher and student, their output was distinctively separate in style, mood, and content. Their work has been recognized internationally as providing incisive commentary on the social conventions, the values, and the arts of their New York contemporaries. The bulk of their roughs and finished cartoons are held in the Syracuse University Art Collections and their papers, including correspondence and diaries, are in the George Arents Research Library at Syracuse University. Unless otherwise indicated, all references are to materials held at Syracuse University.

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