BIL CANFIELDWilliam Newton Canfield (1920- ) New Jersey editorial cartoonist and illustrator. As a Boatswain's Mate First Class in the Navy, during World War II, Canfield, aboard the USS Massachusetts, drew cartoons for the ship's semi-monthly newspaper, The Bay Stater. Canfield was hired at the Morning Telegraph and Racing Form where he was a sports cartoonist until 1946.
Canfield then took a job at the Newark News as a sports cartoonist and staff artist where one of his influences, Bill Crawford worked. The News ceased publication in 1972 and Canfield became the editorial cartoonist at the Newark Star Ledger. While at the Star Ledger, the subjects of Canfield’s daily cartoons closely matched themes in the paper’s editorials.
During this time he also contributed editorial cartoons to the Red Bank Register under the name “Lev”. Canfield retired from the Star Ledger in 1995 but continued to draw cartoons for the Toms River Observer in Ocean County, New Jersey. Canfield’s cartoons have been exhibited and included as illustrations in several books. Bil Canfield was inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame in 1988. This lot cosists of 3 original signed cartoons, all regarding the New Jersey economy, each inscribed and signed ... read more