Rosciszewski, Jan Junosza de (“Tom Titt”) by Scholes, Robert

Jan Junosza de (“Tom Titt”) Rosciszewski () He was born in Warsaw and came to England to study art at the Regent Street Polytechnic in 1907. His caricatures started to appear in in Volume 9, in the number for July 13, 1911, with images of Shaw, Chesterton, Pinero, and Wells. From this point through Volume 14, he was a regular contributor, normally offering one full-page drawing on the back page of every issue. In the closing issue of Volume 21, A. R. Orage included these remarks: The New Age I have two items to mention before closing this volume. There are in hand a number–a score or so– of the companion volume to THE NEW AGE containing the caricatures contributed to these pages by the Polish artist who called himself “Tom Titt.” They are wonderfully brilliant and their lustre does not fade. These few remaining copies of a fair-sized edition are on sale at five shillings; and the office would be better pleased with their room than with their company. After leaving , Tom Titt worked for a number of newspapers and magazines, contributing regularly to the gossip page in the , and, in 1930, becoming the theatrical caricaturist for the –a post he held until 1948. His caricatures may be found in the pages of from Volumes 9 through 14, and many of them also appear in Wallace Martin’s book, , which is also be available in digital form on this site. But Orage was right, the lustre of Tom Titt’s images He taught the art of caricature in London for a time, and he expressed his views of this mode of drawing eloquently in his critique of Max Beerbohm in for November 13, 1913 (14:02:54). The New Age Daily Sketch Tatler The New Age Under Orage The New Age does not fade. The New Age

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