Oliver Herford

Oliver Herford

1863 - 1935

Dubbed "The American Oscar Wilde," Oliver Herford is considered an American writer, though he was born in England.

Image: from Herford's "Confessions of a Caricaturist," 1917


Herford was a humorist who both wrote and illustrated. He contributed to several periodicals during his lifetime, including Life, Ladies' Home Journal, and The Mentor. Herford is as well known for his poems and quotes as he is for his books and artwork.

--Christie Finn

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