As the father of American screwball comics, Goldberg helped create the iconography for a style of grotesque, compressed humor that became a mainstay of American popular culture in the first half of the twentieth century. As a cartoonist who rarely stuck to a single concept or format, Goldberg anticipated the spontaneity and artistic freedom of modern cartoonists in America. Perhaps most significantly, as the creator of those sly, beguiling invention cartoons in which the accomplishment of a simple task is made wonderfully over-complicated, Goldberg created something that took on a life of its own, and continues to have influence on the world today. Rube butted into comics first as a sports cartoonist -- but after a few years, he started poking fun at everything around him and kept it up for close to seventy years.
The Art of Rube Goldberg
Guide to the Rube Goldberg Papers, [ca. ]
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Mar 15, — Jul 8, The Art of Rube Goldberg explores the career of Rube Goldberg — , one of the most celebrated and influential cartoonists of all time. Rare family photographs and early films provide period detail and essential context.
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