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Lone figure at Getty Museum © Robert Sommers 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Gene Deitch

I asked some of my artist friends if they knew of the work of Gene Deitch. More people should.



Gene was a preeminent artist and cartoonist in the mid twentieth century and he is still going strong at 92. Incredible talent with a kool unique style all his own.

I think I note a little Ben Shahn influence in his work. Both graphically and chromatically.

Gene was one of the jazziest cats of his time and was father to the great underground cartoonist Kim Deitch.

Worked on Popeye and Tom and Jerry and lots of other great stuff.

If you have a minute, google his name and explore his body of work.

I think I posted the Munro video before, it is one of his most critically acclaimed shorts.


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