Mr. Hamilton has appeared on this blog five times: first on March 14 2007 and the latest on January 16 2016.
He was not just very good but he always gave me the impression, because of his drawing style, that he was born in 19th century- illustrated Charles Dickens/ Leo Tolstoy, witnessed two wars and rise of capitalism/consumerism- and hence he had that kind of wisdom.
Read some of his captions to feel the punch they carried:
"Oh, well. Better to be the victim of comedy than tragedy"
"She's all surgery and he's all pharmacy"- Does not this describe many pairs in our media driven world?
"How are the human rights on these?"- Talking political correctness all the time has been the mantra of our age
Artist : William Hamilton Publication: The New Yorker, January 31 1994