Wortman, Denys, 1887-1958

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Cartoonist, New York, New York.

Born in Saugerties, New York, Wortman studied engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and at Rutgers College. From 1906-1909, he studied at the Chase School of Art in New York City with Kenneth Hayes Miller and classmates George Bellows, Edward Hopper, and Rockwell Kent. Beginning as a landscape painter from the "Gloucester School," Wortman's career changed when his drawings of life as a sailor in World War I were published in the New York Tribune. From 1924-1954, his daily cartoons "Metropolitan Movies" and "Mopey Dick and the Duke" mirrored New York life in the New York World-Tribune.

From the description of Denys Wortman papers, 1887-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133030

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referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Denys Wortman 1887-1958 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks, and papers, 1889-1954 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wortman, Denys, 1887-1958. Denys Wortman papers, 1887-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wortman, Denys, 1887-1958. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Wortman, Denys : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Pène du Bois, Guy, 1884-1958. Guy Pène Du Bois papers, 1903-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1902-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn New York Stock Exchange. Cartoons collection, 1928-1975. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library
creatorOf Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1889-2001. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987. person
associatedWith Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988. person
associatedWith Cagney, James, 1899-1986. person
associatedWith Craven, Thomas, b. 1889. person
associatedWith Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977. person
associatedWith Davies, Marion, 1897-1961. person
associatedWith Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964. person
associatedWith Du Bois, Guy Pène, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Juliet P. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Pier. person
associatedWith Harlow, Jean, 1911-1937. person
associatedWith Hoover, Ellison, 1888-1955. person
associatedWith Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison), 1883-1968. person
associatedWith Johnstone, Will B. person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952. person
associatedWith Murray, Feg. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith New York Stock Exchange. corporateBody
associatedWith Pène du Bois, Guy, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Players (Club) corporateBody
associatedWith Satterlee, Herbert Livingston, 1863-1947. person
associatedWith Sloan, John, 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Soglow, Otto, 1900-1975. person
associatedWith Strong, Austin, 1881-1952. person
associatedWith Sullivan, Frank, 1892-1976. person
associatedWith Sulzer, William, 1863-1941. person
associatedWith Weber, Max, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith Williams, Gluyas, 1888- person
associatedWith Wortman, Aimée Kempe. person
associatedWith Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957. person
associatedWith Zorach, William, 1887-1966. person
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New York (State)--New York


Birth 1887-05-01

Death 1958-09-20



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