GLASSCO Ivan

GLASSCO Ivan

“Among his contemporaries he was wise and penetrating in opinion, and always tolerant. Strangely old, and strangely young, too, for his heart was light and full of kindness and wit.                                                                                                        T. E. Nichols. These Were The Thirties, December 1949: 102.

Born 7 May 1902 in Hamilton Ontario.

He graduated from the architectural program at McGill University and for a short time worked in Montréal as a architect. He returned to Hamilton and began drawing editorial cartoons for the Hamilton Spectator in the 1930’s. One of the most promising cartoonists of the period, he died 25 January 1941 while serving with the RCAF.

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Editorial cartoon:

These Were The Thirties. Commentary, T.E. Nichols. Hamilton Spectator, December 1949. A retrospective of Glassco’s editorial cartoons.

PERIODICAL TEXT ANTHOLOGY:

Feature:

“Wit and Wisdom.” Maclean’s, 15 Mar. 1936: 70.

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Book text:

The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 237.