James Arthur Wood, Jr.
, began collecting
original cartoon art as a childhood hobby. Wood worked diligently throughout
his professional life as an editorial cartoonist to showcase his
collection. He ultimately turned to the Library of Congress to
preserve and present his collection to the American people and
the world. The Library's Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and
Caricature contains more than 36,000 original cartoon drawings.
The 102 drawings selected for this exhibition reflect Woods
primary collecting interests and the vitality of an innovative and
evolving art form.
Richard A. Williams.
Cover art for Cartoon America (Mount
cartoon characters Charlie Brown, Ignatz
Zippy the Pinhead, and Popeye), 2006.
Commissioned by the Library of Congress (103)
© Reserved by Richard A. Williams