George Booth

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Date of Birth June 28, 1926
Place of Birth Missouri
Age 94 years old
Horoscope Cancer

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George Booth is a New Yorker cartoonist. Over time, his cartoons have become an iconic feature of the magazine. In a doodler's style, they usually feature an older everyman, -woman, or couple beset by modern complexity, perplexing each other, and interacting with cats and dogs.

Born: George Booth, June 28, 1926, Cainsville, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality: American
Area(s): Cartoonist
Awards: National Cartoonists Society Gag Cartoon Award, 1993, National Cartoonists Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010

About George Booth

Most famous as a cartoonist for The New Yorker, Booth frequently drew images of modern husbands and their wives, cats, and humorously overweight dogs.

Before Fame

Before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and working as a cartoonist for a military publication called the Leatherneck magazine, he took art classes at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Achievement

He was the 2010 recipient of the National Cartoonists Society's Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award.

Family Life

He grew up on a farm in Fairfax, Missouri, as the child of teachers William and Irma Booth. In the 1950s, he settled in New York City and met his future wife, Dione.

Associations

He and Syd Hoff both created cartoons for The New Yorker.

Information related to George Booth (cartoonist)

  • Artists from Missouri
  • The New Yorker cartoonists
  • Adelphi University alumni
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Latest information about George Booth updated on October 26, 2020.

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