The Irreverent Genius of Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr.
Mr. Peters, ever the dashing young man about town used the pen name Peter Arno for his cartoons. He may even have been the best looking and best dressed cartoonist of all time.
It's been said that his cartoons sold more issues of The New Yorker than any other contributor.
One of the early Peter Arno cartoons for The New Yorker issue of 24 August 1929.
Arno joined the magazine at the age of 25 that year.
An early cover, from 1929, drawn with a much more delicate brush line than his page cartoons of the period.
A rare pantomime cartoons and a powerful comment on the Roaring Twenties
I feel certain that the runner is a caricature of an acquaintance or an observed jogger
The examples above appeared in compilations of Arno's work published in book form by Horace Liverwright in 1929 and 1931 as Peter Arno's Parade and Peter Arno's Circus and were copyright by Peter Arno in various issues of The New Yorker Magazine
Arno was at the top of his form in the 1950s when the following appeared in The New Yorker magazine
The following cartoons appeared in this compilation published by Simon & Schuster in 1949
And more covers by Peter Arno
Those were the days, my friends. No one did it any better than Peter Arno.