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Eduard Thöny's Caricatures

4 monthes ago   |   By Gurney Journey

I always encourage young caricaturists to study the masters of the past, rather than looking too much at the contemporary scene.
Eduard Thöny (1866-1950) was a German caricaturist best known for producing as many as 3400 drawings for the political satire magazine Simplicissimus.
He was the son of a woodcarver. Many of his silhouettes seem carved in wood. He studied in Munich and Paris. He traveled with his artist friends to Marseilles, Algiers, Tunis, Naples and Rome.
The graphic impact comes from simplified shapes and well organized tones. He liked to contrast two different characters...
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