Eduard Thöny

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Eduard Thöny (9 February 1866 - 26 July 1950) was a German caricaturist and illustrator known for his work for the journal Simplicissimus, to which he was invited to contribute by Albert Langen.[1] Born in Brixen, he studied at the arts academy in Munich.[2] His work for Simplicissimus included more than 2,500 pages of cartoons used to lampoon German society and the military.[2] Thöny’s drawings would appear in the journal until it ceased publication in 1944.[1]

In 1904 Thöny traveled to Marseilles, Algiers, Tunis, Naples and Rome in company with fellow artists Ludwig Thoma and Rudolf Wilke.[2]

In 1906 Thöny, along with Olaf Gulbransson, Thoma, and Wilke, persuaded Langen to convert Simplicissimus into a joint stock company, thereby giving more power to the staff to control the journal's direction.[1]

He died at Holzhausen on the Ammersee.[2]

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