Lee Lorenz, 90, cartoonist and gatekeeper at The New Yorker, dies


Lee Lorenz, a cartoonist and cartoon editor who over 40 years at The New Yorker introduced unconventional illustrators like Roz Chast and Jack Ziegler while publishing droll covers and some 1,800 cartoons in the magazine himself, died on Thursday (Dec. 8) at his home in Norwalk, Conn. He was 90.

His death was confirmed by his daughter Martha Lorenz.

Mr. Lorenz joined The New Yorker in 1958. He was its art editor — only the second one since the magazine was founded in 1925 — from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor from 1973 to 1997.

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