10 March 2017
Anthony Mourek, long time friend, colleague and fellow Manuscript Society member, collects the political cartoons of Art Young. His collection is featured in an exhibit at the Cudahy Library, 6515 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago. The library is on the Lakeshore campus of Loyola University. Closing on March 31, we urge you to go see it!
Art Young (1866-1943) stood as a central figure in the most important magazines of art and politics of his time, including The Masses, The Liberator and his own brilliant, if short lived, humor magazine Good Morning. He was a contributor to Life, Puck, Judge, Metropolitan Magazine, The Nation.
His non-factional politics and humanitarian vision, combined with a mischievously subversive sense of humor, also made Art Young uniquely capable of reaching well into the mainstream of American journalism.