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Oscar Cesare

Oscar Cesare

Art

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

Item Realized
Oscar Cesare Victoriano Huerta Editorial Comics Features Original Art Group of 2 (The Saturday Evening Post... (Total: 2...
Oscar Cesare Victoriano Huerta Editorial Comics Features Original Art Group of 2 (The Saturday Evening Post... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 12025
Auction 121819
Sunday, May 13, 2018
$657.25
Oscar Cesare Woodrow Wilson Editorial Cartoons Original Art (The Saturday Evening Post, c. 1910s)
Oscar Cesare Woodrow Wilson Editorial Cartoons Original Art (The Saturday Evening Post, c. 1910s)....
Lot 12027
Auction 121751
Sunday, December 17, 2017
$406.30
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 Cesare Views of Pompeii and Other Studies Original Preliminary Art Group of 10 (1918-1920)
Oscar Cesare Views of Pompeii and Other Studies Original Preliminary Art Group of 10 (1918-1920)....
Lot 11062
Auction 121831
Sunday, August 5, 2018
$144.00
Oscar Edward Cesare - Illustration Original Art (c. 1916)
Oscar Edward Cesare - Illustration Original Art (c. 1916)....
Lot 14037
Auction 121829
Sunday, July 22, 2018
$89.00

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