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Gluyas Williams was an American cartoonist, notable for his contributions to The New Yorker and other major magazines.


Williams, Gluyas was born on July 23, 1888 in San Francisco, California, United States.


Born in San Francisco, California, he graduated from Harvard in 1911.


His cartoons employed a clean black-and-white style and often dealt with prevailing themes of the day such as Prohibition. His work appeared in Life, Collier's, Century and The New Yorker. He was also syndicated to such newspapers as The Plain Dealer.

According to his obituary in The New York Times (15 April 1982, p D7), by the time he retired in 1953, about five million regular readers had seen his cartoons, which ran in more than 70 newspapers. During the 1940s, he worked in Boston at 194 Boylston Street. When he died at the age of 93, he was living in Newton, Massachusetts.

Published collections of his work include The Gluyas Williams Book (1929), Fellow Citizens (1940) and The Gluyas Williams Gallery (1957).


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  • Other Work

    • Contributor cartoons The New Yorker and other magazines. Author: The Gluyas Williams Book, 1929, Fellow Citizens, 1940, The Gluyas Williams Gallery, 1957. Illustrator of Benchley's books.


In college, he was a member of the Harvard Lampoon.


Son of Robert Neil and Virginia (Gluyas) W.;m. Margaret Kempton, May 27, 1915. Children: Margaret, David Gluyas.

Robert Neil Williams

Virginia (Gluyas) Williams

Margaret Williams

David Gluyas Williams