The Press: Austrian-born Artists

John Francis Knott, born in Austria, brought up in Iowa, had been drawing pictures for the Dallas News for five years when in 1910, aged 32, he knocked off work and went to Munich to become a painter. Another Austrian who had once loped to study art was in Vienna at that ime; but Adolf Hitler had been advised to try some other profession. Meanwhile, Student Knott returned to Texas, went back to the News as a cartoonist in 1912.

For four years, during World War I, Texan Knott lambasted Kaiser Wilhelm and Emperor Franz Josef. His savage drawings were reprinted...

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