Famous and Prolific Italian Artist who specialized in Caricatures, Cartoons and Posters who worked for magazines from the mid-1920s to late 1940s.
Paolo Garretto was a famous Italian artists of the 1930s and 1940s. Specialized in caricatures, his first work appeared in the British Caricature of Today magazine in 1928. Later on, he was attached to the Italian satirical magazine Pasquino. One of his comic creations is 'L'Automata Tabù' (1932). He was recruited by the editor of the American Vanity Fair magazine to create covers featuring prominent personalities.
Throughout the 1930s, Paolo Garretto's stylized, boldly colored political cartoons appeared on and between the covers of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, House & Garden, and Fortune, among other publications. During World War II, Garretto was deposed to Italy and sent to a prison camp when he refused to caricature political leaders for the Nazi Party. When he refused, he was interned as a political prisoner in Hungary from 1942 until the end of the war.
After the war he did illustrations for the Italian magazine Epoca, remaining active until he became ill. He died in 1989 of cancer in Monte Carlo, where he lived.