|Born||Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr.
January 8, 1904
New York City, New York
|Died||February 22, 1968
Port Chester, New York
|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Employer||The New Yorker (1925-1968)|
|Known for||Created 99 covers for The New Yorker|
Mary Livingston Lansing
Peter Arno (January 8, 1904 – February 22, 1968) was a U.S. cartoonist. He contributed cartoons and 99 covers to The New Yorker from 1925, the magazine's first year, until 1968, the year of his death.
Born Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr. in New York, New York, he was educated at the Hotchkiss School and Yale University, where he contributed illustrations, covers and cartoons to campus humor magazine The Yale Record as "Peters".
Shortly after graduating, he adopted the pen name "Peter Arno".The iconic cartoons and covers he created for The New Yorker from 1925 through 1968 were expressively drawn, instantly identifiable and hilarious. They helped establish the magazine's reputation as a bastion of both sophisticated humor and fine drawing, often depicting a cross-section of New York society.
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. Together they had one daughter, Patricia Arno, born September 18, 1928, but they divorced in 1930. Arno later married debutant Mary Livingston Lansing, though this union also ended in divorce.
Arno died of emphysema on February 22, 1968 at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.
- Whoops Dearie!. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1927.
- Parade. New York: H. Liveright,1929.
- Hullabaloo. New York: H. Liveright, 1930.
- Circus. New York: H. Liveright, 1931.
- Favorites. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1932.
- For Members Only. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935.
- Cartoon Revue. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941.
- Man in the Shower. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1944.
- Sizzling Platter. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949.
- Ladies and Gentlemen. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1951.
- Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.
- Lady in the Shower. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967.
- Peter Arno. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1979.
- Remnick, David, ed. (2005) The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine. New York: Random House.
- Arno, Peter (as "Peters") (January 17, 1923). Cover Illustration. The Yale Record. New Haven: Yale Record.
- "Cartoonist Peter Arno of the New Yorker Dies". The Milwaukee Journal. February 23, 1968. Part 1, p. 20.
- Mankoff, Robert, ed. (2004) The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.
- Topliss, Iain. The Comic Worlds of Peter Arno, William Steig, Charles Addams, and Saul Steinberg. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
- Arno, Peter (March 1, 1941). Cartoon. The New Yorker. New York: Conde Nast.
A Comics Studies Reader. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
- Peter Arno at Find a Grave
- Peter Arno on The New Yorker's Cartoon Bank
- Peter Arno, An Appreciation, Searching for Laugh
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