Thursday, May 11, 2017

Claude's Stout Poet

Some prefer their poets thin and starving. Claude Smith's New Yorker cartoon from the April 24, 1954 issue raises the question of just how we size up creative people.

Charles E. Martin, The New Yorker, April 24, 1954

"I hardly think I'd care for a stout poet."
Claude Smith, original art
The New Yorker, April 24, 1954, page 39

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Charles E. Martin, The New Yorker, April 24, 1954

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"I hardly think I'd care for a stout poet."
Claude Smith, The New Yorker, April 24, 1954, page 39

Verso detail

"I hardly think I'd care for a stout poet."
Claude Smith, The New Yorker, April 24, 1954, page 39

Claude Smith
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"I hardly think I'd care for a stout poet."
Claude Smith, original art
The New Yorker, April 24, 1954, page 39
"I hardly think I'd care for a stout poet."
Claude Smith, The New Yorker, April 24, 1954, page 39

Drawings by Al Frueh and Claude Smith
The New Yorker, April 24, 1954, pages 38-39


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