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Oil on Canvas or Canvas Board
5 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches unframed
9 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches original frame
Signed lower left AC Dunn
Double Painting with en verso Landscape with Tree in foreground
En verso contains Alan Cantwell Dunn business card with 418 W 144th St City of NY address with title “in the Connecticut Hills” and $65 and P-103 inventory code; other graphite on frame
Very good condition.
New Hampshire last origin

Alan Dunn (1900–1974) was a cartoonist known for his work in The New Yorker. He also had architectural expertise and submitted work to Architectural Record. He was married to fellow cartoonist Mary Petty.

Dunn studied at Columbia University, the National Academy of Design and the American Academy in Rome.[1]

He eventually became The New Yorker’s most prolific illustrator, creating nine covers and nearly 2000 cartoons over 47 years.[1]

A cartoon of his is credited with inspiring the Fermi Paradox.[1]

Dunn and Petty donated their papers to Syracuse University.


Dunn, Alan (1931). Rejections. New York: A. A. Knopf. LCCN 31024154. 96 pp.

Sayre, Joel (1932). Rackety rax; with sixteen illustrations by Alan Dunn. New York: A. A. Knopf. LCCN 32004563.

Dunn, Alan (1945). Who’s paying for this cab? A book of cartoons from the New Yorker. New York: Simon and Schuster. LCCN 45009675. 128 pp.

Dunn, Alan (1947). The last lath. New York. LCCN 47008279. 96 pp.

Dunn, Alan (1948). East of Fifth; the story of an apartment house. New York: Simon and Schuster. LCCN 48005632. 168 pp.

Dunn, Alan (1956). Should it gurgle? A cartoon portfolio, 1946–1956. New York: Simon and Schuster. LCCN 56058509.

Hodgins, Eric (1959). Enough time? The pattern of executive life. With drawings by Alan Dunn. Doubleday: Doubleday. LCCN 59012630. 102 pp.

Dunn, Alan (1960). Is there intelligent life on earth? A report to the Congress of Mars. Translated into English by the author. New York: Simon and Schuster. LCCN 60006091. 118 pp.

Dunn, Alan (1968). A portfolio of social cartoons, 1957–1968. New York: Simon and Schuster. LCCN 68008119. 159 pp.

Dunn, Alan (1970). Architecture Observed. New York: Architectural Record Books. ISBN 0070183058. LCCN 75165515. 144 pp.

Dunn, Alan; et al. (1981). New Yorker : an exhibition of humorous drawings. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Art Collections. LCCN 81177305. 36 pp.


^ Jump up to: a b c [1] Alan Dunn and Mary Petty Papers, Syracuse University Source: wiki and those noted above.