Michener Art Museum

William Cotton


William Cotton, Christmas Cover, The New Yorker, n.d., photo courtesy James A. Michener Art Museum archives
FICTION WRITER, PAINTER
BORN: July 22, 1880, Newport, Rhode Island
DIED: January 5, 1958, Sergeantville, New Jersey


William Cotton painted portraits, wrote two Broadway plays, and in his day was one of the best known caricaturists in the country. He studied at the Cowles Art School in Boston and at the Acad