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Goldberg, Rubelocked

(04 July 1883–07 December 1970)
  • Robert L. Gale
  •  and Paul Betz

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Goldberg, Rube (04 July 1883–07 December 1970), cartoonist, writer, and sculptor, was born Reuben Lucius Goldberg in San Francisco, the son of Hannah Cohn and Max Goldberg, a land speculator and campaigner for politicians. By the age of four, Goldberg was drawing pictures, and at eleven he began taking art classes from a sign painter. Evidently influenced by his father’s attempts to discourage his artistic tendencies, Goldberg went to the University of California at Berkeley instead of enrolling in art school. As a college student, though, he drew cartoons for the yearbook and for humor magazines....

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