gropper, william

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gropper, william

editorial cartoonist, illustrator, and painter whose main concern was the human tragedy caused by economic and social injustice. Gropper studied at the National Academy of Design (1913-14), then at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (1915-18). After a brief period as a cartoonist for the New York Tribune, he became involved in the Communist movement, working for a year in Moscow on the staff of Pravda, the official party newspaper, and later for the Daily Worker in the United States.

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