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Helen Hokinson

AKA Helen Elna Hokinson

Born: 29-Jun-1893
Birthplace: Mendota, IL
Died: 1-Nov-1949
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Cartoonist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Cartoonist for The New Yorker

A fashion artist, Hokinson submitted a cartoon to the New Yorker in 1925 and almost immediately started work for them. After 1931, she partnered with James Reid Parker (who did the captions to her cartoons.) Hokinson died when her aircraft collided with a Bolivian fighter, ending up in the Potomac.

Father: (farm machinery salesman)
Mother: (dau. of lecturer Phineas Wilcox)

    High School: Mendota High School (1913)
    University: Chicago Academy of Fine Arts

    The New Yorker Cartoonist (1925-)

Author of books:
So You're Going to Buy a Book (1931, cartoons)
My Best Girls (1941, cartoons)
When Were You Built? (1948, cartoons)
The Ladies, God Bless Them (1950, published posthumously by her estate)
The Hokinson Festival (1956, published posthumously by her estate)


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