American cartoonist, sculptor, and writer who was known for his picture books that included Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Abel's Island and was the creator of Shrek! which inspired the film series.
He was a member of the All-American water polo team as a teenager and later spent three years at the National Academy of Design.
He was called the "King of Cartoons" in his time and produced more than 2,600 drawings and 117 covers for The New Yorker since 1930.
He was married four times and had four children.
He was married to Margaret Mead's sister, Elizabeth, from 1936 until 1949.