LAKE FOREST – Join the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society for a lecture from Tony Garel-Frantzen, author of Slow Ball Cartoonist: The Extraordinary Life of John T. McCutcheon. The lecture will be held on Tuesday November 1, 2016 at the American Legion Hall, 801 N. McKinley, Lake Forest at 6:30 pm. The program is free for members of the Historical Society and $10 for nonmembers.
No American cartoonist was more influential than John T. McCutcheon, whose charming and delightful cartoons graced the Chicago Tribune from 1903 until his retirement in 1946. Called the “Dean of American Cartoonists”, he was the first Tribune staff member to earn the coveted Pulitzer Prize for his poignant 1931 cartoon about a victim of bank failure at the height of the Great Depression. His famous cartoon, “Injun Summer,” first published in 1907, portrayed a celebration of autumn through childlike imagination and made an annual appearance in the Tribune for decades.
Born with a sense of adventure, McCutcheon served as a World War I correspondent, combat artist, occasional feature writer, portrait artist and world traveler. John T. McCutcheon married Evelyn Shaw, daughter of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, in 1917 and they made their home in Lake Forest for many years.
A small number of books will be available for purchase.
Reservations requested. For tickets, visit www.lflbhistory.org or call 847.234.5253.
Submitted by the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society