Tuesday, March 28, 2006


By Charles Leandre
By Unknown (To me)
By Eduardo Alvarez
By Edward Thony?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a family member that looks just like the top caricature. It's uncanny.

4:31 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

That is a caricature of the French diva Madame Cecile Sorel.

4:36 pm  
Blogger Jorge Noujaim said...

The second Illustration is by the Brazilian master J. Carlos, one of my favorite artists. Not realhy well know outside Brazil. He started to publish in 1902 and died in the 50s. He did everything from political cartons to childrens illustrations, but his illustrations of the "carioca" (people from Rio de Janeiro)way of life, were amazing.
here is a quick biograph on hin (in portuguese)
I will try to scan some of the stuff I have at home and post on my blog.

11:54 pm  
Blogger Elliot Cowan said...

Is that you or Winston Churchill?

12:29 am  
Blogger Jorge Noujaim said...

just published im my blog the illustration of "the big trio" as it originalhy appeared on the cover of the Magazine "CARETA" on March 1945.
It`s a really beautifull caricature.Full of style.
I also put two other ones from J. Carlos.

4:46 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I wrote this in Jorge's blog:
"Wonderful, really wonderful. A genius!!..Thanks, Jorge. I've been admiring this man for over forty years without knowing his identity"

For a while I thought he may have been "Flax" (Lino Palacio) the style had some similitudes but it wasn't the same.

6:17 am  
Blogger Guilherme said...

Hi Oscar,
I've published about 30 illustrations of J Carlos in Cartoon Retro. I think that if you own a account there you could get these images.

If not, tell me. I will try to send to you.

Congratulations! You have a very good work.

4:08 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Great stuff, Guilherme...I really appreciate this..The dissemination of work of people like JC enhances the horizon for people to appreciate quality beyond the usual sources.

5:29 pm  
Blogger Eric Noble said...

All of these are beautiful!! Where do you find al of these amazing pieces of art?

12:53 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

From a second hand history magazine I bought in 1971 in a small, shabby bookshop around the corner called "Dark they were and golden eyed". Later the shop moved to the west end, expanded and changed the name to "Forbidden Planet"!

7:50 am  

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