Ralph Barton, Keen Satirist, Joins Tribune Art Staff, Oakland Tribune, 30 Oct 1924
Ralph Barton, Keen Satirist, Joins Tribune Art Staff RALPH BARTON Himself -zff222 Caricaturist and Humorist illustrator to Delight Coast Folk. Caricatures by Ralph Bartdn, one of the highest paid humorous illustrators in America, has Joined the list of contributors to the Oakland TRIBUNE. His drawings will be presented in this paper beginning at an early date. Barton, keen pictorial eatlrist, is a natjvo of Kansas City, knows the United States from border to border, and has an inimitable way of translating American humor through the medium of his art. Magazines and other publications between the Atlantic and the Mis- sLsssippi river have made Barton's work known to millions of readers. Now he will become a regular entertainer for the West coast thous amis through Hho TRIBUNE. The finalities of burlesque, par ody, Irony and due restraint com bined In' his work are conceded to be the best In the western hernia phere. Hla technical training was received at the Chicago Art Institute which he attended for one after noon and In the academies of Paris where he was a pupil over a series of years. Before he went to Paris, however, he sold drawings to "Life." "Puck," "Judge and Collier's weekly. New York City Is his home, but ne makes periodic swings about the country to feel the pulse of the American public, as he puts It. The resultant work is proof that hla touch upon the American heart heat is a sensitive one. Watch for his drawings In The Oakland TKIBUNK.