Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968

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James M. Geraghty (1905-1983) was the art editor of The New Yorker magazine from 1939 to 1973. During his tenure, he also edited nine of the magazine's cartoon albums.

From the guide to the James M. Geraghty papers, 1940-1983, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Frueh drew principally for the theater pages of The New Yorker. As a cartoonist and caricaturist and illustrator, he drew primarily theatrical celebrities.

From the description of Theatrical caricatures : linocuts. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863266

Caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator, Alfred Frueh, was born in Lima, Ohio in 1880. In his early career, he worked at the St. Louis post-dispatch and the New York world. From 1908 to 1909, Frueh studied art in Europe. In 1925, Frueh joined the staff of the New Yorker magazine, which published his work until 1962. Frueh died in Sharon, Connecticut in 1968.

From the guide to the Alfred Frueh caricatures, 1906-1962, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Alfred Joseph Frueh (1880-1968) was caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator in New York, N.Y.

Frueh studied art at various schools in Paris under Theophile Steinlen, Lucien Simon, Naudin, and Henri Matisse. Member of the Society of Independent Artists. Worked for the New York World, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, and from 1925 on, his theatrical caricatures appeared regularly in The New Yorker.

From the description of Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82428414

Alfred Joseph Frueh (1880-1968) was caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator in New York, N.Y.

Frueh studied art at various schools in Paris under Theophile Steinlen, Lucien Simon, Naudin, and Henri Matisse. Member of the Society of Independent Artists. Worked for the New York World, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, and from 1925 on, his theatrical caricatures appeared regularly in The New Yorker.

From the description of Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710018914

Caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator, Alfred Frueh, was born in Lima, Ohio in 1880.

In his early career, he worked at the St. Louis post-dispatch and the New York world. From 1908 to 1909, Frueh studied art in Europe. In 1925, Frueh joined the staff of the New Yorker magazine, which published his work until 1962. Frueh died in Sharon, Connecticut in 1968.

From the description of Alfred Frueh caricatures, 1906-1962. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 778485489

Alfred J. Frueh (1880-1968) was best known for his caricatures of theater personalities that appeared in The New Yorker from 1925 through 1962. In addition, he was a cartoonist, illustrator, painter, designer of children's furniture and toys, pop-ups, and cut-outs.

Upon graduation from the Lima Business College in his native Lima, Ohio, Al Frueh (pronounced "free") began farming and working in his father's brewery. He moved to St. Louis to live with relatives, and from 1904-1908 worked in the art department of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Frueh's 1907 cartoon of Fritzi Scheff, published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, so outraged the music-hall star that her St. Louis performance was cancelled and the attendant publicity made Frueh a celebrity.

Frueh traveled to Paris, London, Rome, Munich, Berlin, and Madrid in 1908 and 1909. During this period, he studied at various art schools in Paris, receiving instruction from Theophile Steinlen, Lucien Simon, Naudin, and Henri Matisse. Upon his return to the United States, Frueh settled in New York City. His tenure at The World was interrupted by a return trip to Europe lasting from late 1912 until late 1914. While abroad, he married Giuliette Fanciulli, whom he had met in New York. He remained with The World for another ten years, also producing other work for publication and exhibition. With a young family Frueh wanted a less hectic life so he decided to switch from a daily publication to a weekly one. Thus began his affiliation with a newly established periodical, The New Yorker . Frueh's work appeared in its 1925 debut issue until his retirement in 1962. Mostly he contributed caricatures for the theater section, but he also produced cover designs, illustrations, and on occasion wrote brief pieces for the "Talk of the Town" and "Notes and Comments" sections. In 1926 the Frueh moved his family to a farm in Sharon, Connecticut, where he seriously pursued a longstanding hobby of growing fruit and nut trees.

Alfred J. Frueh died in Sharon, Connecticut, in 1968, after a long illness.

From the guide to the Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-1993, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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creatorOf Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957. Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, 1866- [ca. 1986]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-1993. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-1993. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Frueh, Al. [Al Frueh] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Frueh, Alfred J., 1880-1968 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Caricatures of musicians [graphic] / Frueh, ca. 1921-1960 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-1993 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Henri Pierre Roché Papers TXRC96-A14., ca. 1886-1971 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Alfred Frueh 1880-1968 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970, 1930-1959 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. Alfred Joseph Frueh : artist file, miscellaneous uncataloged material. Baltimore Museum of Art Library & Archives
creatorOf Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. Louis Bouché papers, 1860-1997. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Geraghty, James M., 1905-1983. James M. Geraghty papers, 1940-1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. Theatrical caricatures : linocuts. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959. Henri Pierre Roché Papers, 1886-1971. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alfred Frueh caricatures, 1906-1962 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. Louis Bouché papers, 1860-1997. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mager, Gus, 1878-1956. [Cartoonists' photographs] 1905-1920. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1928-1968. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. Louis Bouché papers, 1860-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1930-1959) Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. Alfred Frueh caricatures, 1906-1962. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf James M. Geraghty papers, 1940-1983 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1930-1959). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Actors--United States--Caricatures and cartoons
Composers--Caricatures and cartoons
Caricaturists
Actresses--Caricatures and cartoons
Greeting cards
Pamphlets
Conductors (Music)--Caricatures and cartoons
Caricatures and cartoons
Theater--Caricatures and cartoons
Actresses in art
Magazine illustration
Actors--Caricatures and cartoons
Cartoonists
Caricaturists--New York (State)--New York
Journalism--Editing
Actors in art
Cartoonists--New York (State)--New York
Cartooning
Actresses--United States--Caricatures and cartoons
Musicians--Caricatures and cartoons
Pianists--Caricatures and cartoons
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Theater--United States--Caricatures and cartoons
Illustrators--New York (State)--New York
Concerts--1920-1969
Magazine illustration--20th century
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