Mary Petty, Thanksgiving Dinner, The New Yorker Magazine, cover illustration, November 25, 1944. Watercolor and ink on paper.
The witty cartoons of Mary Petty (1899-1976) appeared in The New Yorker for 39 years. The Mitchell Gallery at St. Johns in Annapolis is honoring her with an exhibition. Here is the gallery’s art educator, Lucinda Edinberg.