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Henry Louis Stephens

Born: Feb 11, 1822

Death: Dec 13, 1882

Nationality: United States

Henry Louis Stephens

Date of Birth : Feb 11, 1822
Date of Death : Dec 13, 1882

Henry Louis Stephens was an American illustrator. He was born in Philadelphia. About 1859 he went to New York under an engagement with Frank Leslie, and after a year or so transferred his services to Harper & Brothers. Stephens was a prolific artist, and accomplished a great amount of work for book and magazine illustration. He was well known as a caricaturist, excelling especially in the humorous delineation of animals, and drew cartoons and sketches for The Cyclopedia of Wit and Humor, a book edited by William Evans Burton, Vanity Fair, Mrs. Grundy, Punchinello, and other periodicals. He contributed artwork to Mark Twain's comic memoir, Roughing It and the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner. He illustrated some children's books, including Aesop's Fables, Death of Cock Robin, and The House that Jack Built; he wrote and illustrated The Goblin Snob, a satirical poem, as well as The Comic Natural History of the Human Race. He gave some attention also to painting in watercolors, but rarely exhibited his works. He died in Bayonne, New Jersey.

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