Syd Hoff

Born in the Bronx, New York, Syd Hoff (1912–2004) sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker at age 18 and went on to publish more than 500 cartoons in the magazine, becoming known for his depictions of lower-middle-class life in New York City. Beginning in 1933 and ending in the 1940s, Hoff contributed cartoons to leftist magazines such as New Masses and The Daily Worker under the pen name “A. Redfield” in order to conceal his political sympathies.