WERTHMAN William C.

WERTHMAN William C.

“Art must be an expression of its time as seen by the artist himself. Our Canadian cartoonists have presented a remarkably true and unprejudiced account of political economic and cultural development.”                                                              The Hecklers: 253.

Born in Germany, he immigrated to Newfoundland in 1951.

He became the editorial cartoonist for the Evening Telegram [St John’s] from 1955 to 1959. H e moved to New Brunswick in 1963 and joined The Fredericton Gleaner staying there till 1970. He also contributed cartoons to the Citizen [Ottawa]. He produced Canada In Cartoon which appears to have been the first book to attempt to portray the history of Canadian editorial cartooning.

WORK:

EDITOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cartoon cartoon editorial:

Canada In Cartoon. New Brunswick Press, 1967.

SOURCE:

Article book:

The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 253.