John Tinney McCutcheon
(1870 - 1949)
John Tinney McCutcheon was active/lived in Illinois, Indiana. John McCutcheon is known for cartoons, caricature, illustrator.
Biography John Tinney McCutcheon
In the first half of the 20th century, John McCutcheon was known as the "dean of American editorial cartoonists." For many years he was the noted front-page cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune, and also served as a war correspondent. Many credit him for having invented, or at least popularized, the human interest editorial cartoon.
The first of these appeared in the spring of 1902, and was dubbed The Boy in Springtime. It depicted the kind of kid McCutcheon and thousands of others in the Midwest had been, a carefree youth going fishing on the first day of warm weather. It was neither topical nor political, but in its portrayal of a simple human condition it suggested another direction that editorial cartoons could go. Mc
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