2. His formal training in National Academy of Design didn’t last long, so his knowledge came mostly from self-training. In the meantime, he tried himself at many different jobs, including being a cowboy! His initial success in the field of arts came with designs (posters, book covers, cartoons, and bookplates). Almost each of his work had his specific secret sign - a small seahorse.
3. He was an alcoholic for many years, stopped drinking, had a mental breakdown, was hospitalized in Michigan sanatorium, got involved into several fiascoes in theater and lost most of his property (he owned an island in the Bermudas for some time, where he proclaimed himself for a king) for wrong investments. He turned to alcohol again and died of pneumonia.
Interesting, but not always happy life for one of the most humorous illustrators from the beginning of the 20th century, right?