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Comic Art in Museums$
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Kim A. Munson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496828118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.001.0001

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Comics as Art Criticism: The Cartoons of Jonah Kinigstein

Comics as Art Criticism: The Cartoons of Jonah Kinigstein

(p.220) Comics as Art Criticism: The Cartoons of Jonah Kinigstein
Comic Art in Museums

Karen Green

Kim A. Munson

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter includes a 2018 essay by art historian Kim A. Munson and Karen Green, Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia’s Butler Library, about the satirical cartoons of Jonah Kinigstein, a classically trained painter whose ambitions were frustrated by the New York art world’s obsession with Abstract Expressionism and the lucrative industry that grew up around it.  This chapter discusses Kinigstein’s exhibition at the Society of Illustrators, his training and influences, and his protest of the art world by pasting up his bitingly critical cartoons on walls all over SoHo. This chapter includes an interview of his life and career conducted by Karen Green. Images: Kinigstein cartoon and studio photo, Society of Illustrators exterior.

Keywords:   Satirical cartoons, Abstract Expressionism, Society of Illustrators, Protest of art world, Karen Green

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