BORN: 1915, Milwaukee
DIED: 1991 Tucson, AZ
Mel Kishner was born in Milwaukee in 1915. He attended Wisconsin State Teachers College, now known as the University of Wisconsin, received his B.S. in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Upon graduating, he began teaching in Milwaukee schools and also taught some programs for the University of Wisconsin.
In 1940 he became the Art Director and illustrator at the Milwaukee Journal / Sentinel and supervised a 26-person art department. He retired in 1978 after 38 years,where he often did the illustrations for covers to television sections, cartooning and caricatures. He was widely known for the deer hunting cartoons for an annual hunting section.
Kishner also did caricatures of actors he met when they came to Milwaukee to play in a summer theater, such actors include Leonard Nimoy, Rita Moreno and Arte Johnson.
Kishner and his wife, Jane, liv...