Cartoon Painting by Ed Nofziger Original Art (c. 1940-50s)...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionCartoon Painting by Ed Nofziger Original Art (c. 1940-50s). Ed Nofziger (1913 - 2000) started as a cartoonist at the UCLA campus humor magazine, The Claw, in the early 1930s. This turned into a full-fledged career as an acclaimed artist at the Saturday Evening Post by the end of the 1930s. He went into animation after the war, working for UPA studios drawing Mister Magoo and creating the character Mother Magoo. He later worked at Hanna-Barbera where he did the Ruff and Ready comic strips. Nofziger was also a prolific illustrator of books. His work can be found in Will Cuppy's How to Attract a Wombat and in his own Cartoon Critters and Animals Are for Fun. In this lot is a superb illustration by Ed Nofziger. The image depicting a cartoon bear eating coffee grounds from a can was rendered in gouache on textured paper which has been mounted to illustration board. The artwork measures 11" x 13" on 14" x 16.5" board. This is a rare one-of-a-kind painting by Ed Nofziger not to be missed! Condition is Very Good.
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