Illustrator, Designer, Draftsman (artist), Cartoonist
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 6.2 linear ft.
Collection Summary: The Abril Lamarque papers date from 1883-2001, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1904-1999, and measure 6.2 linear feet. The collection documents the life and career of Cuban-born cartoonist, designer, illustrator, graphic artist, caricaturist, and art director through printed materials, scrapbooks, writings, and original artwork. Found are files and numerous examples of his design work for the New York World-Telegram and Evening Mail, the New York Daily News, the New York Times, US News-World Report, Dell Publishing Company, and others; cartoons and caricatures by Lamarque; files regarding his writings and workshops and his memberships in various organizations. Lamarque's life-long interest in, and amateur performances of, magic are also documented to a lesser extent.
Biographical/Historical Note: Abril Lamarque (1904-1999) was a cartoonist, designer, illustrator, art director, and graphic artist from New York, N.Y. Full name Eduardo Abril Lamarque; b. Cuba, 1904 Aug. 28; d. 1999 Jan. 25.
Donated 2001 by Martha Lamarque Sarno and Lita M. Elvers, daughters of Eduardo Abril Lamarque.