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Denys Wortman's New York: Portrait of the City in the 30s and 40s Paperback – November 10, 2010
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About the Author
Denys Wortman (1887–1954) was born in Saugerties, New York. He studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, where his classmates included George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, and Edward Hopper. In 1924, he took over the comic feature Metropolitan Movies in the pages of the New York World and found his true passion as a cartoonist.
Top Customer Reviews
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There are over 200 pencil drawings selected from the 5000 drawn by Denys Wortman, a cartoonist, born in 1887.
Each drawing is a beautiful snapshot of the life back them, captured in time. You can really feel how the New York city was like. You can see the roads jammed with classic Henry Ford cars, beach goers at Coney Island, roses were 2 cents then, workers at their old offices filled with papers and forms, Grand Central Station and how it has not changed, rainy day with running pedestrians on the streets, the ceiling fan on the subway train, Radio City wasn't finished yet, and so many more. There are so many interesting people to see.
The drawings filled with details waiting to be discovered. There are also captions with each but they are hand written and difficult to read (at least to me). The pictures speak for themselves anyway.
This book is a gem, highly recommended, especially to sketchbook lovers.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
amusing cartoons, not great. was looking for more photographic material. kind of like New Yorker cartoons. very accomplished artists though.Published on February 23, 2013 by Carol