Vanity Fair cover, by Paolo Garretto

Paolo Garretto was a famous Italian caricaturist and comic artist 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). During World War II the Italian-American was interned on the suspicion of being an spy and deported to Italy. In Europe the Nazis approached him to make propaganda against the Allied Forces. When he refused he was interned as a political prisoner in Hungary from 1942 until the end of the war. He was recruited by the editor of the American Vanity Fair magazine to create covers featuring prominent personalities. He died in Monte Carlo from cancer at age 86 in 1989. 

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