Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bernard Schoenbaum RIP - Updated

New Yorker cartoonist Bernard Schoenbaum died on May 7, 2010.

There are few details, but there is some more information at Michael Maslin's Ink Spill blog.


The New York Times has an obituary for New Yorker cartoonist Bernie Schoenbaum. He died May 7, 2010 at the age of 89 in his home in Whitestone, Queens. The cause was cancer. Bruce Weber, writing for the Times, "adds significantly to what was publicly known about Bernie's life," to quote fellow New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin.

Mr. Schoenbaum was born in Manhattan on Aug. 8, 1920, to Jewish immigrant parents from Eastern Europe, and grew up in Manhattan and the Bronx, where his father, Abraham, started a number of small businesses. He attended James Monroe High School in the Bronx and the Parsons School of Design. In addition to The New Yorker, his work appeared in a number of publications, including Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. For years, Mr. Schoenbaum also worked as a portraitist on cruise ships.
Hat tip to Michael Maslin.


mickielespi said...

R.I.P. Mr. Schoenbaum, I had the pleasure to take care of him the last month and a half of his life and I must say he was an extraordinary gentleman. Him and I got to joke together and spoke for hours. I also had a New Yorker hard cover book in my library which he had me bring in so he could sign for me. He'll be missed but never forgotten, the experience I had with him reminds me of a great book I had read named "Tuesdays With Morrie" written by Mitch Albom. I highly recommend this book to all book lovers who has to deal with loved ones or even strangers who's about to enter the life as an Angel in the Heavens. Thank You for allowing me to leave this comment Mr. Schoenbaum was truly a great Man.

Mike Lynch said...

Thanks for posting your remembrance of Mr. Schoenbaum. Sounds like he was not only (obviously) a talented man, but a true gentleman as well.