Brooklyn, New York - May 1916
Tilden, Brooklyn, New York
Prat Institute 1938
Mort Meskin was born in May 1916 in Brooklyn, New York to Max and Rose Meskin. At Tilden High School he became art editor of the school paper. As a kid he had read the pulps; the Shadow was his mainstay, in particular the Shadow as drawn by Ed Cartier. The work of Herbert Morton Stoops, whose beautiful art is in almost every issue of Blue Book magazine in the twenties and thirties, was also a favorite of his. It has also been said that he was influenced by the artwork of Austin Briggs, Rembrandt, Milton Caniff and Noel Sickles.
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