American Forum - A Conversation with Pat Oliphant
January 22, 2009
5:30PM - 5:30PM (EST)
Called "the most influential cartoonist now working" by the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winner PAT OLIPHANT is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world. In 1964, Oliphant began working as a political cartoonist at the Denver Post, where his work became nationally and internationally syndicated in 1965. His cartoons are published in countless newspapers and magazines worldwide, and specially commissioned works appear in The New Yorker magazine, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Oliphant's books include Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-Five Years of Caricature (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1990) and Oliphant's Anthem (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1998). Oliphant has been the recipient of numerous other awards in addition to the Pulitzer, including two Reuben Awards and a Best Editorial Cartoonist Award from the National Cartoonists Society. His cartoons have been the subject of numerous exhibits, and the Library of Congress commemorated the acquisition of 60 of his works with a special exhibition in 1998.