Biography: Perry Barlow

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Birth/Death

Birth: 1894,  McKinney Texas
Death: 1977

Occupation/Title

Cartoonist/Illustrator for The New Yorker

Bio Summary

Came to New York in 1919, sold some illustrations to the Judge and Life magazines. Barlow was known for his satirical cartoons which were in the New Yorker, he was also a staff member there. 

Early Life/Family

Education/Training

Art Institute of Chicago

Career Outline

The New Yorker (front covers)
June 17, August 26, January 6, 1933. January 26, 1935. 
March 28, May 23, October 31, December 26, 1936. 
June 19, September 4, October 23, November 20, 1937. 
January 22, April 2, July 16, November 5, December 3, 1938. 
February 11, April 1, June 17, July 15, August 12, September 23, October 14, December 23, 1939
July 20, August 10, September 7, November 16, November 30, December 28, 1940
January 18, April 26, June 14, August 23, October 25, 1941
March 28, April 18, May 30, July 25, August 15, October 10, November 21, 1942
February 13, March 13, March 27, May 29, June 19, December 18, 1943.
May 13, May 27, June 24, September 30, 1944.
January 27, May 19, September 29, November 3, December 22, 1945
August 3, November 30, 1946
March 1, May 17, July 26, September 6, November 1, 1947
March 13, April 24, May 22, August 14, October 30, November 20, 1948.
March 12, June 4, October 1, 1949.
January 14, April 15, August 26, September 16, 1950.
January 2, March 3, July 28, August 25, November 24, 1951.
January 26, April 19, June 7, July 19, September 13, September 27, October 11, November 22, December 20, 1952.
March 21, September 19, October 17, 1953.
January 2, January 23, February 13, April 17, September 4, November 13, December 4, 1954.
February 12, April 16, June 11, July 30, August 20, September 10, October 22, November 12, 1955.
January 14, March 24, May 5, August 11, December 29, 1956.
June 1, August 3, November 16, December 7, 1957.
May 10, August 9, October 4, 1958.
May 9, July 11, August 8, 1959
February 27, July 9, 1960
May 13, 1961
July 7, October 13, 1962.
July 29, 1963.
November 28, 1964.
July 5, 1965.
July 10, 1967. 
January 28, 1974

Cartoons within the New Yorker
“Free Masonry” November 29, 1930
“Madge” April 4, 1942.
“Jury Woman” September 11, 1954.
“Golf” November 11, 1956

Comments On Style

Very political to “pretty” picures. The cartoons from the New Yorker show his humor best. The minimalistic cartoons convey a lot of attitude. The covers look a little like illustrated watercolors, the effect is very interesting to look at. 

Influences

Honore Daumier, Jean Louis Forain, Thomas Rowlandson

Personality

personality that comes through in the artwork is very opinionated and helpful. Barlow has been involved in several fund raisers in the last couple of years including, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on September 21, 2008. 

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Filmography

Honors

Related Links

A-HAA: Cartooning: Byrnes’ Complete Guide To Cartooning Part Six
www.pastpaper.com/List-NewYorker1950s.htm
http://www.derbycityprints.com/doc-details-1526-artist.htm

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