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When Oscar Cahén began his career in Canada, he was first recognized as a caricaturist from Czechoslovakia. He soon augmented that narrow identity with work in other categories of illustration. He produced a great many miniature cartoons for Magazine Digest in the 1940s. Cahén particularly admired the work of Arthur Szyk; the triplet of caricatures with Hitler in the middle that you see here were "based on Szik[sic]", as he pencilled below them. Cahén also appreciated Milton Caniff's comic strip Steve Canyon.



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