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Frank Rigney

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Frank Rigney
BornFrancis Joseph Rigney
January 20, 1882
Waterford, Ireland
DiedApril 20, 1962 (age 80)
New York
CategoriesBooks by Frank Rigney

Frank Rigney (January 20, 1882 - April 20, 1962), born in Waterford Ireland, was an illustrator, cartoonist and magician.


Rigney had done illustrations for Irish newspapers before coming to America in 1914. He had several articles that he illustrated in The Boy Scouts Yearbook in 1921 and 1922. A 1946 mention in The Linking Ring states that he was Art Director for the magazine for the Boy Scouts of Americam, "Boy's Life". Rigney retired from "Boy's Life" in 1945.

Jean Hugard chose Rigney to illustrate Royal Road To Card Magic in 1948.

Rigney wrote and illustrated Cub Scout Magic in 1960, illustrated 75 Tricks with a Stripper Deck and did illustrations for Hugard's Magic Monthly during the 1950's.

Rigney died in New York and was survived by his wife, Ella Hoffman Rigney, and sons, Francis J. Jr., and Peter H. Rigney.