Milt Gross (March 4, 1895 – November 29, 1953)
Original cartoon illustration c.1940s
Titled "That's News" shows an unexpected encounter between a dog and a fire hydrant.
Faintly signed in the lower right corner. Inscribed and signed in pencil on the mat.
The cartoon is in good vintage condition. The mat and frame are distressed and the signature is faded.
Dimensions 14" x 11.5". The frame measures 20.5" x 19".
A great American cartoon find!
Milt Gross (March 4, 1895 – November 29, 1953) was an American cartoonist and animator. His work is noted for its exaggerated cartoon style and Yiddish-inflected English dialogue. He originated the non-sequitur "Banana Oil!" as a phrase deflating pomposity and posing. His character Count Screwloose's admonition, "Iggy, keep an eye on me!", became a national catchphrase. The National Cartoonists Society fund to aid indigent cartoonists and their families for many years was known as the Milt Gross Fund. In 2005, it was absorbed by the Society's Foundation, which continues the charitable work of the Fund.