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New Yorker Artist Arthur Getz Dies

Mon., Jan. 22, 1996

Arthur Getz, an artist whose depictions of life in and around the city appeared 210 times on the cover of The New Yorker magazine, has died of a stroke at age 82.

Getz, who died Friday, sold his first cover to the magazine in 1936. A stylized drawing of sailboats superimposed on a map of the East Coast, it was published on July 23, 1938.

“He was the most prolific producer of covers we’ve ever had,” said Lee Lorenz, The New Yorker’s art director.

It wasn’t uncommon for Getz to have eight or nine covers published each year, ranging from a man shoveling in a city snowstorm to scenes from small suburban towns.

His last cover, on Aug. 29, 1988, depicted the veranda of a small inn at night, reflected in a pool.

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