Underwater Guru

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Underwater Guru


Joseph Farris



15 x 17 inches



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Joseph G. Farris was an award-winning American cartoonist. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he grew up in Connecticut and in his teens took art classes from The New Yorker and Esquire cartoonist, Rich Taylor. Farris served in the army for three years during World War II and was awarded a bronze star. He contributed several cartoons to Stars and Stripes. Back in Connecticut as a civilian, Farris continued his art training by attending the Whitney School of Fine Art in New Haven. A contract cartoonist with The New Yorker since 1971, his work has also appeared in numerous daily papers and weekly magazines, including Collier's, Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, New York Times Book Review, Playboy, Punch, Redbook, and the Saturday Evening Post. For almost twenty years his cartoons were featured in Stern magazine in Germany. He has had two syndicated features (FarrisWheel, a daily panel for the Chicago Tribune Syndicate (1971-1974) and Phipps for United Features Syndicate) and has published several collections of his own cartoons, as well as appearing in cartoon anthologies including a compilation of UFO cartoons called UFO Ho Ho. He has done covers for The New Yorker, Barron's, Harvard Magazine, ABA Journal and many others, and his work is held in both public and private permanent collections. Farris also pursued sculpture and painting.





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Signed, lower right; ©1973 by The Chicago Tribune, World Rights Reserved, lower left


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