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Price, George

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 93 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Cartoonists

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1901 - Born on June 9th in Coytesville, New Jersey. American cartoonist whose work, characterized by witty, imaginative drawing and brief, often one-line captions, helped to modernize the magazine cartoon.

1920 - As a young man Price did odd jobs in printing offices and did freelance illustrations. He was active in advertising art. Much of the humor in his cartoons lay in having a character respond rationally to a wildly improbable situation.

1926 - Price became a contributor to The New Yorker. Many of his cartoons also appeared in Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post.

1940-1987 - Popular collections of his cartoons were published, beginning with "Good Humor Man" and including "Who's in Charge Here?", "My Dear 500 Friends", "The People Zoo", "Browse At Your Own Risk", and "The World of George Price".

1995 - Died on January 12th in Englewood, New Jersey.

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