Oliver Herford

Dubbed "The American Oscar Wilde," Oliver Herford is considered an American writer, though he was born in England.

Image: from Herford's "Confessions of a Caricaturist," 1917

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Herford was a humorist who both wrote and illustrated. He contributed to several periodicals during his lifetime, including Life, Ladies’ Home Journal, and The Mentor. Herford is as well known for his poems and quotes as he is for his books and artwork.

–Christie Finn

Related Information

Books

A Little Book of Bores

By Oliver Herford

Confessions of a Caricaturist

By Oliver Herford

Songs

Sheet Music

Four Songs, Op. 75

Composer(s): Amy Beach

Song(s): The Candy Lion (op. 75, no. 1)
A Thanksgiving Fable (op. 75, no. 2)
Prayer of a Tired Child (op. 75, no. 4)

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