About the Illustrator:
Gluyas Williams (1888-1982) was born in San Francisco; however he spent most of his childhood and adult life in the greater Boston area. His curiosity about art was heightened when his older sister became an art major at Harvard University. Williams chose to follow in her footsteps. While at Harvard, Williams worked as the art director for the school’s humor magazine, “The Harvard Lampoon.” After completing his education at Harvard, Williams continued to train as an artist in Paris at Colorossi's Atelier. When Williams returned to the United States, he began illustrating books for several of his friends including Robert Benchley, a former classmate at Harvard, and for Christopher Morley. During the 1920s and 1930s, Williams became one of the leading graphic cartoonists in America, working for the “New Yorker” and other publications.
Collection of Morley books available at Long Island University