Oscar Cesare

Art

Oscar Cesare

Art

Also known as Oscar Edward Cesare; Cesare, Oscar Edward; Oscar E. Cesare; Cesare, Oscar E.

Nationality: Swedish-American

Birth Place: Linkoping, Sweden

Biography:
Oscar Edward Cesare (Swedish-American; 1885 – July 25, 1948) studied art in Paris, then in America. He based his career in New York and took part in the fabled Armory Show of 1913, the first major display of modernistic art in the United States. He contributed to many newspapers and magazines, including The Century, the New York World, The New Yorker, and Fortune. His emphatic editorial cartoons, often rendered in bold grease-pencil strokes, found Cesare in opposition to the Western nations’ roles in World War I and in the development of Mideastern oil wells, and in favor of women’s rights and unionized labor. During 1916-1920, Cesare was the son-in-law of the famous author William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry. In 1920, Cesare became a frequent contributor to the Sunday magazine of the New York Times and continued until a few years before his death in 1948. In October 1922, Cesare gained the rare privilege of gaining admittance to the Kremlin to produce in-person drawings and portraits of the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. He also sketched Leon Trotsky on the same trip.


 

Oscar Cesare Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Oscar Edward Cesare Thou Shalt Not and Others Illustrations Original Art Group of 3 (c. 1910s). ... (Total: 3 Original A...
Oscar Edward Cesare Thou Shalt Not and Others Illustrations Original Art Group of 3 (c. 1910s). ... (Total: 3 Original Art)
Lot 14028
Auction 121643
Sunday, October 23, 2016
$382.40
Oscar Edward Cesare "Germany Offers Peace" Illustration Original Art Illustration (NY Times, 1910s)
Oscar Edward Cesare "Germany Offers Peace" Illustration Original Art Illustration (NY Times, 1910s)....
Lot 14021
Auction 121709
Sunday, February 26, 2017
$227.05
Oscar Edward Cesare The Saturday Evening Post Illustration Original Art (Curtis Publishing, c. 1940s)
Oscar Edward Cesare The Saturday Evening Post Illustration Original Art (Curtis Publishing, c. 1940s)....
Lot 12021
Auction 121707
Sunday, February 12, 2017
$155.35
Oscar Cesare - Editorial Cartoon Illustrations Original Art Group of 2 (c. 1920s).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Oscar Cesare - Editorial Cartoon Illustrations Original Art Group of 2 (c. 1920s).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 11032
Auction 121727
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$155.35
Oscar Edward Cesare - Wartime Political Cartoons Original Art Group of 2 (NY Times, c. 1910s).... (Total: 2 Original Art...
Oscar Edward Cesare - Wartime Political Cartoons Original Art Group of 2 (NY Times, c. 1910s).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 11030
Auction 121714
Sunday, April 2, 2017
$143.40

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