“The Jumping Off Place”


“The Jumping Off Place” (1945)
by AW Mackenzie (1895-1972)
12 x 15 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

Mackenzie was a student of Van Dearing Perrine and attended the Art Students League about 1915. He started as a freelance cartoonist in 1941 and in May 1945, he attended the first United Nations Conference on International Organizations in San Francisco as a political cartoonist for the New York Post newspaper. His cartoons appeared daily on the editorial pages of the New York Post, Newsday and in the New York Daily.

The drawing is undated.

I am thinking that early 1945, as the Allies are about to invade and occupy Germany, might have been the trigger for this one.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *