Garrett Price (1896-1979)
The Clay Club
Lithograph on paper
Mystic Museum of Art Permanent Collection
Donated by Candy Stein
William Garrett Price was born in Saratoga, Wyoming as the son of a horse-and-buggy doctor. He showed artistic talent from a young age, sketching animals and people as a boy, and attended the Art Institute of Chicago. During World War I he worked as a contributing artist for Navy publications. His most lasting legacy would be the hundreds of cartoons and covers he created for The New Yorker magazine in a career spanning from 1925, the year the magazine began, until 1973, the year Price’s wife, Florence Semler, passed away.
Price and Florence lived in Westport, Connecticut, but summered on Mason’s Island where Price befriended fellow artists such as Y.E. Soderberg, Herbert Stoops, and Harve Stein, all of whom are also represented in this exhibition.