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Lee Lorenz is an American
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, most notable for his work in The New Yorker
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Lorenz is an alumnus of Carnegie Tech and Pratt Institute
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. His first published cartoon appeared in Colliers
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in 1956, and two years later he became a contract contributor to The New Yorker, which has published more than 1,600 of his drawings. He was The New Yorkers art editor for 25 years, from 1973 until 1993, continuing as cartoon editor until 1997.
He is a musician who plays coronet with his own group, the Creole Cookin' Jazz Band.
Lorenz has edited and written books on the art in The New Yorker, as well as the artists themselves, including The Art of The New Yorker (1995) and The World of William Steig
William Steig was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature...
He received the National Cartoonists Society
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's Gag Cartoon Award for 1995 for his work.
Lorenz is seen drawing in Lyda Ely's documentary film Funny Business (2009) which visited the studios of 11 cartoonists for The New Yorker.