This American artist became quite popular in the 1920s for his celebrity caricatures published in "The New Yorker," "Vanity Fair," "Harper's Bazaar," "Collier's" and "Judge" as well as book illustrations, but mental illness led to his suicide at age 39. Item #43755
Good content TNS, 1p, 8½" X 11", New York, NY, n.y. February 9. Addressed to "Mr. MacDonald (Pirie MacDonald, 1867-1942, noted "Photographer of Men"). Very good. Faintly age toned, with signature easily legible but a tad light. The artist thanks the portrait photographer: "... I am hugely pleased with the photograph of me. Everyone who has seen it (some fifteen people or so), from my mother to two of your closest rivals among photographers, raves about it. It is a fine piece of work as a photograph without borrowing from any other art." Sharp example of this uncommon autograph.