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Artist, professor Paul Darrow dies at 98

Artist, professor and longtime COURIER cartoonist Paul Darrow died Monday. He was 98.

He taught at Scripps College and at his alma mater, the Claremont Graduate University, for 37 years, as well as at Otis Parsons and the California Institute of Technology.

Mr. Darrow was a painter and a prolific cartoonist. His illustrations appeared in The New York Times and New York Magazine, as well as the COURIER since 1954 when Martin Weinberger purchased the paper.

“Martin came to town and bought the local paper from the Larsons. He was fresh from college. I started doing things for the paper and never stopped,” Mr. Darrow said in a 2005 COURIER interview.

In 2003, Mr. Darrow had a show at the Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, his longtime home after leaving Claremont, where he presented a series of collages. He wrote a poem about his work: “Beneath the residue, the layers of time, age and fading of convictions and desires, we see glimpses of the beauty.”

Service arrangments are pending. A full obituary will appear in an upcoming edition of the COURIER.

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