Peter Arno

Born Jan 8, 1904

Peter Arno was a U.S. cartoonist. His cartoons were published in The New Yorker from 1925–1968.

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1904 Birth Arno was born Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr. on January 8, 1904 in New York City. … Read More


1925 21 Years Old After graduation he adopted the pen name Peter Arno and joined the staff of the fledgling magazine The New Yorker. The iconic cartoons and covers he created there, from 1925 through 1968, helped establish the magazine's reputation for sophisticated humor and fine illustration. … Read More
1927 23 Years Old In 1927 he married Lois Long, a popular New Yorker columnist and fashion editor who wrote under the pseudonym "Lipstick." The very embodiment of the glamorous flapper, she also wrote reviews of New York speakeasies. Their one daughter, Patricia, was born September 18, 1928, and the couple divorced in 1930. Arno later married debutante Mary Livingston Lansing in August 1935; they divorced in July 1939. After his second divorce, Arno moved to a farm near Harrison, New York, where he lived in seclusion, enjoying music, guns, and sports cars. Arno died of emphysema on February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. … Read More


1941 37 Years Old In a famous March 1, 1941 cartoon he coined the popular expression "back to the drawing board".


1968 64 Years Old Died on February 22, 1968.
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