Monday, November 30, 2015

Comics: Dick Loederer


The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York), January 11, 1935, reported Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s announcement that the first issue of New Fun debuted that day on the newsstands. The article also mentioned the staff members Lloyd Jacquet, Sheldon H. Stark and Dick Loederer.


New Fun Magazine for Juveniles Out

New Fun is the title of a juvenile magazine that appeared for the first time today on the newsstands of the principal cities throughout the United States, according to an announcement made by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, president of National Allied Publications, Inc., 49 W. 45th St.

Major Nicholson has secured the co-operation of The Eagle for the publication of this tabloid-size monthly periodical which is designed to please “boys and girls from 2 to 90” with its predominant pictorial contents of new comic strips and special departments devoted to aircraft, sports, the radio and the movies.

Lloyd Jacquet, formerly on the staff of The Eagle, is the editor of New Fun, which is to be converted from a monthly to a weekly in the near future. He is assisted by Sheldon H. Stark as cartoon editor. Dick Loederer, who was art director in charge of animated cartoons for Van Beuren-RKO Film Corp., is art director of New Fun.

Hamburg, Germany Passenger Information
Name: Richard Löderer
Departed: June 13, 1914, Hamburg
Age: 20 Jahre (Years)
Gender: männlich (Male)
Marital Status: ledig (Single)
Residence: Charlottenburg
Ethnicity/Nationality: Österreich (Austrian)
Steamship: President Lincoln
Shipping Line: Hamburg-Amerika Linie (Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft)
Emigration: nein (no)
Accommodation: Zweite Kajüte (Second Cabin)
Ship Flag: Deutschland (Germany)
Ports of Arrival: Cuxhaven; Boulogne-sur-Mer; Southampton; New York

New York, Passenger Information
Name: Richard Löderer
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: German
Address: Berlin
Arrival: June 26, 1914
Birth Location: Wien, Austria
Occupation: Clerk
Departure Port: Hamburg
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Steamship: President Lincoln
Height: 5’ 4”
Hair/Eyes: Blond/Blue
Friend: A.J. Hoffman, 114 5th Avenue, New York

New York, New York City Directory, 1916
Name: Richard A Loederer
Street address: 169 E 120th
Residence Place: New York, New York
Occupation: Artist, International Art Service, Inc.

World War I Draft Card
Name: Richard Alois Loederer
Address: 69 East 120th (Seaman Avenue written on back)
City: Manhattan
County: New York
State: New York
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Birth Date: March 26, 1894
Age: 24
Occupation: Artist, International Art Service, 33 West 42 Street (Aeolian Hall)
Nearest Relative: Mother and sister
Height/Build: Tall/Medium
Color of Eyes/Hair: Gray/Dark Brown
Signature: June 5, 1917

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Richard Loederer
Age: 26
Birthplace: Austria
Home: Cooper Street, Manhattan, New York, New York
Immigration Year: 1913
Relation to Head of House: Cousin
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Austria
Mother's Birthplace: Austria
Native Tongue: Austrian
Able to Speak English: No
Occupation: Artist
Naturalization Status: Alien
Attended School: No
Household Members:
Name / Age
John Wagner, 25
Antonette Wagner, 26
Richard Loederer, 26
Frank Cole, 23

New York, New York County Supreme Court Naturalization Petition
Name: Richard Alexander Loederer
Address: 11 Seaman Ave.
Date: February 9, 1921

New York Passenger Information
Name: Richard Loederer
Address: 11 Seaman Avenue, New York, New York
Age: 30 Years 1 Months
Arrival: March 11, 1923
Departure Port: Port Au Prince, Haiti
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Ship Name: General Wc Gorgas

New York Passenger Information
Name: Richard A Loederer
Address: 11 Seaman Avenue, New York, New York
Age: 29
Arrival: November 7, 1923
Departure: October 25, 1923
Departure Port: Danzig
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Ship Name: Polonia

New York Passenger Information
Name: Richard Loederer
Address: 26 East 55th Street, New York, New York
Age: 30
Arrival: March 6, 1924
Departure: March 4, 1924
Departure Port: Bermuda
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Ship Name: Arcadian

New York, New York, City Directory, 1925
Name: Richard A Loederer / Commercial Artist
Address: 11 Seaman Avenue

New York, New York, City Directory, 1925
Name: RA Loederer Studio
Address: 26 East 55th Street

Good Furniture Magazine
August 1926

New York Passenger Information
Name: Richard Loederer
Address: 37 West 47th Street, New York, New York
Age: 34
Arrival Date: October 23, 1928
Departure Port: Boulogne sur Mer, France
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Ship Name: Minnekahda

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Richard A Loederer
Age: 36
Birthplace: Austria
Marital Status: Married
Street address: 57 West 58th Street
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Home Value: 100
Radio Set: Yes
Age at First Marriage: 32
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Austria
Mother's Birthplace: Austria
Language Spoken: German
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Artist
Industry: Painter
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name / Age
Richard A Loederer, 36
Martha Loederer, 32 (Singer)

New York Passenger Information
Name: Richard Loederer
Address: 57 West 58 Street
Age: 38
Departure: October 6, 1932
Arrival: October 14, 1932
Departure Port: Hamburg, Germany
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Ship Name: Deutschland

New York, New York, City Directory, 1933
Name: Richard A Loederer
Address: 57 West 58 Street, Apt 104

Voodoo Fire in Haiti
Richard Loederer
Literary Guild, 1935


























1935 Comic Books
New Fun

The Big Book of Fun Comics

Cleveland Museum of Art
Medal Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of the National Broadcasting Company, 1936
…designed by Richard A. Loederer (American, b. 1894)

New York Passenger Information
Name: Richard Alexander Lederer
Address: 57 West 58 Street
Age: 43
Departure: April 21, 1937
Arrival: April 26, 1937
Departure Port: Southampton, England
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Ship Name: Europa


Woman’s Home Companion
October 1937
“This Year’s Crop”
Illustrated by Richard Loederer

Immortal Men of Music: A Gallery of the World’s Twelve Great Composers
Richard A. Loederer
Master Prints Publishing Company, 1940

New York, New York, City Directory, 1942
Name: Richard A Loederer
Street address: 23 West 47 LOngacr 3-4399
Occupation: Artist

New York, New York, City Directory, 1946
Name: Richard A Loederer
Street Address: 23 West 47 LOngacr 3-4399
Occupation: Artist

The Pan American
November 1948
Heroes of the Americas
This is the third in a series of historical portraits by Richard Loederer depicting the national heroes of Latin America. Loederer, who was born in Vienna, came to the United States in 1914. Since then he has merited attention both as a muralist and portrait artist. Part One and Two of this series appeared in the December 1947 (Central America) and March 1948 (Argentina and Uruguay) issues of The Pan American respectively.

New York, New York, City Directory, 1953
Name: Richard A Loederer
Street Address: 67 West 67 TRaflgr 3-8910

Music Journal
Volumes 14-15, 1956–1957
Page 56: (The Loederer sketches definitely are available to anyone interested in securing them. A full set includes pictures of 22 famous composers, plus biographical notes, handsomely packaged, and practical for framing, scrap-books, etc. For further information write directly to the artist, Richard A. Loederer, 67 West 67th St., New York City.)

New York Passenger Information
Name: Richard Loederer
Arrival: December 6, 1956
Departure Port: Trieste, Italy
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Ship Name: Vulcania

The Quiet Invaders: The Story of the Austrian Impact Upon America
Ernest Wilder Spaulding
Österreichischer Bundesverlag, 1968
Page 216: There was Richard Alexander Loederer (b. Vienna, 1894) who came here in 1914 and who has done murals and portraits of famous Americans.[8] Puritan and Middle Class America were, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a bit suspicious of the arts but portrait painting, especially of famous national figures, was above suspicion and more than one Austrian-born artist realized this and turned to the art of portraiture.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Richard Loederer
Last Residence: Vienna, Austria (U.S. Consulate)
Born: March 25, 1894
Died: March 1981


Further Reading

The International Book of Comics
Denis Gifford
Crescent Books, 1985
Page 68: …He was assisted by art editor Dick Loederer, an Austrian artist who drew “Bubby and Beevil” and “Caveman Capers”. The strips were a good mix as promised….

German Immigrant Artists in America: A Biographical Dictionary
Peter C. Merrill
Scarecrow Press, 1997

Blouin ArtInfo

Card Cow
Dancing at the Casino of Camp Pietila

Lambiek Comiclopedia

Who’s Who of American Comic Books 1928–1999


William H. Cook

(Next post on Monday: Lloyd M. Kelchner, Master Penman)

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