Anthony Frederick “Tony” Sarg

Anthony Frederick “Tony” Sarg

Birth
Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Death 7 Mar 1942 (aged 61)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sect. 51, Lot 124, Space 12
Memorial ID 64413101 · View Source
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Artist, Illustrator, Writer, Animator and Puppeteer. Following his early days in Guatemala, Tony moved with his family to Germany in 1887, where he completed his education and served for a time in the German army. After his marriage to Bertha McGowan, the remainder of his life was spent in the United States and England. His illustrations were frequent in magazines and in books, especially for children, such as: "How are you Feeling Now" (1907), "From Slavery to Freedom" (1910), "Speaking of Operations" (1915), "The Gigglequicks" (1918), "Prefaces" (1919), "Aristokia" (1919), "Low Bridge and Punk Pungs" (1924), "The Talking Dolls" (1930), and "Pinocchio" (1940), among many others. Elsewhere he showed greater involvement in the creation of the books, as in "Tony Sarg's Book of Animals," "Tony Sarg's Magic Movie Book," and "Who's Who in Tony Sarg's Zoo." "The Tony Sarg Marionette Book" (1921) includes pointers for the making of marionettes. He served as writer, producer, and animator in over a dozen short silent films, and the later early sound short, "Tony Sarg's Marionettes in the Orient," in which he appears briefly as himself, is still extant. He has been described as "America's puppet master" and "the father of modern puppetry" in North America. His show at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair was allegedly seen by over 3 million people. Later, he made the "Official World's Fair Pictorial Map" for the 1939 World's Fair. He also designed jigsaw puzzles and hot air balloons, including the first balloons for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He died following surgery for appendicitis. His daughter Mary Eleanor Sarg (1911-1986) also had a career as an artist.


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