Loyola to feature works of acclaimed political cartoonist

“It’s Hell but Here We Are Again” will display more than 40 pieces of Art Young’s works from 1884 to 1943
“It’s Hell but Here We Are Again” will display more than 40 pieces of Art Young’s works from 1884 to 1943 | Contributed image
An exhibit featuring the works of American political cartoonist Art Young will be hosted by the Loyola University Chicago Libraries.

The exhibit, titled “It’s Hell but Here We Are Again” will display Young’s works from 1884 to 1943 in chronological order.

“Art Young is America’s best political cartoonist/artist between Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt,” Anthony Mourek, an avid collector who has been captivated by the place of art in political dialogue since the 1960s, said. “From the beginning of his career in Chicago to his time in New York, this exhibition follows the transformation of his political ideology from Republican to Socialist as the United States became a great power.”

More than 40 works will be included in the exhibit, all of which come from Mourek’s collection. Mourek and Valerie Higgins will curate the exhibition, which will gives those who attend a glimpse into the evolving artistic style and political beliefs of Young during a time when American was changing rapidly.

Young’s career began in the late 19th century in Chicago, where he also studied at the Academy of Design while working for numerous periodicals including the Daily Mail, Daily News and Chicago Inter-Ocean.

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