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Rare Gluyas Williams Original - Framed Cartoon - Robert Benchley

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Rare Gluyas Williams and Robert Benchley original cartoon.
15" x 14" framed.
Gluyas Williams (July 23, 1888 – February 13, 1982) was an American cartoonist, notable for his contributions to The New Yorker and other major magazines. Born in San Francisco, California, he graduated from Harvard in 1911. In college, he was a member of the Harvard Lampoon.[1]

His cartoons employed a clean black-and-white style and often dealt with prevailing themes of the day such as Prohibition. His work appeared in Life, Collier's, Century and The New Yorker. He was also syndicated to such newspapers as The Plain Dealer. According to his obituary in The New York Times (15 April 1982, p. D7), by the time he retired in 1953, about five million regular readers had seen his cartoons, which ran in more than 70 newspapers.

During the 1940s, he worked in Boston at 194 Boylston Street. When he died at the age of 93, he was living in Newton, Massachusetts. Published collections of his work include The Gluyas Williams Book (1929), Fellow Citizens (1940) and The Gluyas Williams Gallery (1957). He also illustrated books by Robert Benchley and Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter.
Framed original cartoon of a man and a woman. Pencil inscription reads "it has never kept me awake yet." Signed GW. Signed on bottom right " My Ten Years" Benchley A.W.R. 2/21/36
Back of frame has an old label "Harper & Brothers. # 8510/43-5 Paper has some surface wear.