Richard Decker
Richard Decker (May 6, 1907 – November 1, 1988)[1] a cartoonist and illustrator, studied at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art[1] and became famous for his cartoons published in The New Yorker.[2]
Decker worked almost 40 years as a contract cartoonist for the New Yorker. He started out in 1929 with the magazine and then eventually worked his way up to becoming well-known on the New Yorker's pages for cartoons. Decker's humor covers a broad spectrum from changing times to even his large family. Decker's work in ink and watercolor had been featured in several area exhibitions.[3] He did illustrations for "Look" and the "Saturday Evening Post"[4] and did a number of advertisements for the "Philadelphia Evening Bulletin".[3][5]
Ben Yagoda has called Decker, along with Robert J. Day, "underrecognized New Yorker masters."[6]
Decker died in November 1988 at Cathcart Health Care Center in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was a resident of Berwyn, Pennsylvania.[3]
  1. ^ a b The World encyclopedia of cartoons By Maurice Horn, Richard Marschall, 1980 Page 191
  2. ^ Richard Decker's Work from The New Yorker
  3. ^ a b c St. George, Donna. "Richard Fulmer Decker, 81, Artist; Drew Famous Bulletin Ad Cartoons". The Inquirer. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  4. ^ The art of the New Yorker, 1925-1995 By Lee Lorenz
  5. ^ Cartooning By Roy Paul Nelson, 1975 Page:38 and The design of advertising By Roy Paul Nelson, 1977 Page:58
  6. ^ Yagoda, Ben (2006-12-03). "Laughter in the Dark". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
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