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CAS Museum 2009 Summer Feiffer

My Fellow Americans:
40 Years of Political Cartoons by Jules Feiffer

June 27 through August 16, 2009

Pulitzer Prize–winning New York cartoonist, author, playwright, and artist,Jules Feiffer's political cartoons are sharp in their wit and piercing in their criticism. His cartoons ran for more than forty years in the Village Voice, and were syndicated nationally, and are a testament to his unique insight into the social and political upheavals around him. Their messages maintain their relevancy in contemporary society. In form, his cartoons are distinguished in their simplicity. His often text-heavy panels are balanced by simple, but whimsically drawn figures. While his punch lines are often caustic, he still frequently manages to imbue political figures with humanity.

Feiffer has received critical acclaim for his work in various media. He won an Academy Award in 1961 for his animated short Monroe and the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for editorial cartooning. He has also received Lifetime Achievement awards from both the Writer's Guild of America East and the National Cartoonist Society, as well as the Harold Washington Literary Award (2004) for his creative uses of the written word to address issues of contemporary life.

 

Images:

(Top left) Jules Feiffer, Admit it You Miss Me (Nixon).
Original Drawing.
Courtesy Jean Albano Gallery.

(Top right) Jules Feiffer, Man, The Madness of King George
Original Drawing.
Courtesy Jean Albano Gallery.