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CLARE BRIGGS - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 15962

 
CLARE BRIGGS
The cartoonist's pencil drawing of a monkey wearing a hat.
Original Art inscribed and signed: "with love/from Clare/Briggs". 3x4 Signed on verso of a card from the restaurant/bar Chez Pirali (Paris). Frayed at top edge, removing what was probably an inscription. Clare Briggs (1875-1930) began as a sketch artist for the Globe Democrat, a Hearst newspaper in St Louis, covering the Spanish-American War in that role. Still working for the Hearst chain for the Chicago Tribune and later the New York Tribune, he created the first continuity comic strip in the US: A. Piker Clark. He later created two more strips: Danny Dreamer and Mr. and Mrs. The latter became a radio series (1929-1931), and Briggs became a national celebrity in demand as a lecturer. He created four comedy shorts for Paramount Pictures in 1919. Heavily soiled. Edges irregularly torn and frayed. Corners lightly worn. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.


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CLARE BRIGGS
Born: August 5, 1875 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Died: January 3, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland




Film Credits
1919 Wonder What a Baby Thinks About (Writer), 1919 Wonder What a Baby Thinks About (Producer), 1919 Those Distant Cousins (Writer), 1919 Those Distant Cousins (Producer), 1919 The Fotygraft Gallery (Producer), 1919 The Fotygraft Gallery (Writer), 1919 The City Dude (Producer), 1919 The City Dude (Writer), 1919 Skinny, School and Scandal (Writer), 1919 Skinny, School and Scandal (Producer), 1919 Secret S'ciety (Writer), 1919 Secret S'ciety (Producer), 1919 Saturday (Producer), 1919 Saturday (Writer), 1919 Oh, Man (Producer), 1919 Oh, Man (Writer), 1919 New Folks in Town (Producer), 1919 New Folks in Town (Writer), 1919 House Cleaning (Producer), 1919 House Cleaning (Writer), 1919 Fire, Fire (Writer), 1919 Fire, Fire (Producer), 1919 Company (Writer), 1919 Company (Producer), 1919 Circus Day (Producer), 1919 Circus Day (Writer), 1919 Burglars (Producer), 1919 Burglars (Writer), 1919 Before the Circus (Writer), 1919 Before the Circus (Producer), 1919 A S'prise Party 'n Ever'thing (Writer), 1919 A S'prise Party 'n Ever'thing (Producer), 1919 A Rainy Day (Writer), 1919 A Rainy Day (Producer), 1919 A Handy Man Around the House (Producer), 1919 A Handy Man Around the House (Writer)


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