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Sketch Artists in the Lindbergh Case
Wed Jul 19, 2017 20:50

Windsor McCay, Tom Benton, Pietro Lazarri, Paul Frehm, Al Kratzer, and William Sharp are the names of artists who sketched the scenes in the Lindbergh case, including the trial in Flemington in 1935.

Windsor McCay raced up to Hopewell the morning after the kidnapping.

See his sketch of the crime scene on pages 6 and 7.

This is a book about McCay.


Paul Frehm:

Italian-American artist, Pietro Lazzari:

Tom Benton was another who sketched the trial:

From Tom Benton and His Drawings: A Biographical Essay and a Collection of his Sketches, Studies and Mural Cartoons by Karal Annn Marling, published in 1985:

"[Benton] spent a great deal of time lurking and sketching in the lobby of the Union Hotel where most of the principals were lodged."

"Whether Benton had a formal assignment to "cover" the trial is not entirely clear, but he was interviewed at length (in the lobby of the Stockton Hotel, local headquarters of the fourth estate) about his impressions of the proceedings by the New York World-Telegram..."

William Sharp:

"The Pointed Pen: William Sharp's Courtroom Drawings, Political Caricatures and Book Illustrations from The 1930s to 1950s"

Queens Museum of Art

December 15, 2002 - March 2003

(One day during the above time period, I went to the Queens Museum of Art to see Sharp's sketches of the 1935 Lindbergh trial that took place in Flemington, New Jersey.)

    • sketch artistsRichard SLoan, Thu Jul 20 09:34
      THese are great, Sue. I have no ability to get my sketches fr. newspapers onto this forum. My favt. one is Bruno sinking in a body of water, trying to save himself by grabbing onto the kidnap ladder, ... more
      • Re: sketch artistsSue for Richard, Thu Jul 20 12:50
        Maybe Ronelle can help you show the newspaper sketches on her site? There were more illustrators in the Lindbergh case than the ones mentioned here. We were looking for Nancy in the Queens Art Museum ... more
        • Brilliant post, Sue!Sam, Thu Jul 20 15:14
          As always, amazing work, Sue. Thank you. Here are a couple of my faves...
          • Thanks, Sam!Sue for Sam, Thu Jul 20 19:07
            Sam, I've never seen these before! Thank you! I wonder who won the card game?!
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