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Anderson, Carllocked

(14 February 1865–04 November 1948)
  • Dennis Wepman

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Anderson, Carl (14 February 1865–04 November 1948), cartoonist, was born Carl Thomas Anderson in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Andrew Anderson, a Norwegian-born carpenter, and Mary Eid. He attended elementary school in Janesville, Wisconsin, and in Beatrice, Nebraska, but left school early to travel, supporting himself at his father's trade. A skillful workman, he patented a folding desk that was still being manufactured at the end of his life. Anderson had enjoyed drawing since his early childhood, and, as newspapers were beginning to hire artists to do pen and ink drawings, he decided to enter the field. He studied at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Arts in Philadelphia from 1892 to 1895, and from about 1894 worked as a fashion artist for the ...

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