Masterson, James W., 1894-1970

Title

Masterson, James W., 1894-1970

Biographical Text

Jim Masterson was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and attended the Chicago Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. He created cartoons for the Chicago Daily News, and the Milwaukee Sentinel. In 1914 he moved to Montana and homesteaded near Miles City. Well-known for his political cartoons, Masterson was also an accomplished painter. He served in the Montana State Legislature from 1935-1937. Around 1940 he authored and illustrated the series of cartoons It Happened in Montana, which were carried in newspapers across the state and later published in a three-volume set.

Birth Date

1894

Birthplace

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Death Date

1970

Occupation

artist