Irwin Touster is a painter and a writer. He served in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Italy during World War II and was in the invasion of Southern France. At that time he was a cartoonist for Yank, the Army magazine. Continuing to cartoon after the war, his work appeared in The New Yorker, Salute and The Saturday Review of Literature among other publications.
In 1974, four years after buying a house, barn and pond in Woodstock, New York he became Chairman of the BFA Program at Parsons School of Design. He has had numerous exhibitions in the States and in England, bought and sold the Millstream Motel, and battled a rabid fox and won.
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