Joseph Keppler, Sr. (1838-1894)

Joseph Keppler, Sr. (1838-1894)
Title
Joseph Keppler, Sr. (1838-1894)
Date 
1894
Medium 
Plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 5 1/4 in. ( 24.8 x 18.7 x 13.3 cm )
Description 
Death mask
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Keppler, Jr.
Object Number 
1958.20a
Gallery Label 
The subject, a famous cartoonist and founder and editor of "Puck," was born in Vienna and came to the U.S. in 1867. For a while in the 1870s Keppler drew caricatures for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." He became famous for his lithographic cartoons of political and social figures, which were the epitome of satirical humor in America at that time.
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Creative: Tronvig Group