Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cartoonist John McCutcheon won Pulitzer

Cartoonist John McCutcheon (inset) won a Pulitzer for this cartoon in 1932.
It is the birthday of political cartoonist John Tinney McCutcheon (1870), who received the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his work at the Chicago Tribune, where he produced political satire and social commentary for the editorial page and worked sometimes as a foreign correspondent for 43 years. He was a friend and colleague of Chicago newspaper columnist and humorist George Ade, and traveled with him to Europe, Cuba and the Philippines. So extensive was McCutcheon’s travel that he was elected a member of the Explorers’ Club of New York and became a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Among his collection of cartoons are Cartoons: A Selection of One Hundred Drawings (1903), The Mysterious Stranger and Other Cartoons (1905), and T.R. in Cartoons (1910).

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