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Herb Kruckman papers, 1928-1990

Herb Kruckman papers, 1928-1990

Kruckman, Herb, 1904-1998

Cartoonist, Painter, Author, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.5 linear ft.

Summary: Seventeen letters, 1943-1979, including 2 from Van Wyck Brooks; a list of gifts to the Butler Institute including "Backyard" by Kruckman; a 1 p. biographical sketch; 3 sketchbooks and 32 cartoons for NEW MASSES and other New Deal era publications, 1935-1939; clippings, 1928-1990; reproductions of art works, primarily from book HOL' UP YO' HEAD; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1937-1972; a press release; miscellaneous brochures, 1943-1976; and 15 photographs of art works.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cartoonist, author, illustrator; New York, N.Y. Studied at the Art Students League and began drawing a comic strip "Happy Hunch" in 1926.


Donated by Herb Kruckman in 1976 and 1979, and by his son Russell Kruckman in 1991.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Herb Kruckman papers, 1928-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.