He was born on February 14, 1859 in South Shodek, USA.
Budd has received art education at the Hudson River Institute and the Art Students League.
In 1885 he became an illustrator of children’s books and magazines in Philadelphia.
In 1890 he moved to New York, becoming an employee of Life magazine in 1894.
He painted for Life until 1917 and for Harper’s Weekly in 1912-m – 1913-m.
After retiring Budd launched a successful business, producing artistic gifts.
He died in March 1926.
The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons, 1981