George Molnar (1910- 1998) - The Nine Muses

Examples of the lithe cartooning of George Molnar,  The Nine Muses, drawn circa 1970's. Molnar was born in Hungary in 1910 and came to Australia as a sponsored migrant in 1939 to work as a government architect in Canberra. As a cartoonist Molnar was initially employed at The Daily Telegraph in 1945 switching to competitor paper The Sydney Morning Herald in 1952 where he was employed until 1984.

The nine muses are Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (flutes and lyric poetry), Thalia (comedy and pastoral poetry), Melpomene (tragedy), Terpsichore (dance), Erato (love poetry), Polyhymnia (sacred poetry), and Urania (astronomy).