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Alex Gard

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Alex Gard Famous memorial Veteran

Original Name
Alexei Mikhailovich Kremkov
Birth
Death
1 Jun 1948 (aged 49)
Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Plot
SECTION 13 SITE 433
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Cartoonist. He served in the Imperial Russian Navy on a destroyer during World War I. He left Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution and travelled throughout Asia and Europe. In Nice, he drew cartoons for "Sur La Riviera" magazine and in Paris he cartooned for "Le Matin," "Fantasio," "Sourire," and more. He came to New York City in 1924 and began contributing to "The New Yorker" magazine and later as a regular contributor to the drama section of the "The New York Herald Tribune." He was most known for his caricatures that hung in the restaurant Sardi's in New York City. He was hired by contract by Vincent Sardi, Sr. to draw caricatures in 1926 in exchange for a meal a day and drew over 700. He also painted sets for theaters and most notably Nikita Baliyev's "Die Fledermaus." He was featured on the book "Broadway Portraits" by Samuel Marx in 1929. In 1940, he became a United States Citizen and served during World War II in the US Navy. In 1941 his book "Ballet Laughs" was published. In 1943 after completing boot camp, his book "Sailors in Boots" was published and dedicated to others who went through boot camp and especially those with him from Platoon 512 of the 1942 Norfolk Training Station. His books "Getting Salty" was published in 1944, "Sick Bay" in 1945, "More Ballet Laughs" in 1946, and lastly "Stars Off Gard" in 1947. His work is housed at the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Cartoonist. He served in the Imperial Russian Navy on a destroyer during World War I. He left Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution and travelled throughout Asia and Europe. In Nice, he drew cartoons for "Sur La Riviera" magazine and in Paris he cartooned for "Le Matin," "Fantasio," "Sourire," and more. He came to New York City in 1924 and began contributing to "The New Yorker" magazine and later as a regular contributor to the drama section of the "The New York Herald Tribune." He was most known for his caricatures that hung in the restaurant Sardi's in New York City. He was hired by contract by Vincent Sardi, Sr. to draw caricatures in 1926 in exchange for a meal a day and drew over 700. He also painted sets for theaters and most notably Nikita Baliyev's "Die Fledermaus." He was featured on the book "Broadway Portraits" by Samuel Marx in 1929. In 1940, he became a United States Citizen and served during World War II in the US Navy. In 1941 his book "Ballet Laughs" was published. In 1943 after completing boot camp, his book "Sailors in Boots" was published and dedicated to others who went through boot camp and especially those with him from Platoon 512 of the 1942 Norfolk Training Station. His books "Getting Salty" was published in 1944, "Sick Bay" in 1945, "More Ballet Laughs" in 1946, and lastly "Stars Off Gard" in 1947. His work is housed at the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/103403999/alex-gard: accessed ), memorial page for Alex Gard (17 Jun 1898–1 Jun 1948), Find a Grave Memorial ID 103403999, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.