Pat Oliphant

(b. 1935)

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Born in 1935 in Adelaide, Australia, Oliphant began his career as a copyboy for Adelaide News and later for the Adelaide Advertiser. Recognizing his talent, Oliphant was promoted to the position of cartoonist at the age of twenty. In 1964, Oliphant moved to the United States taking the position of editorial cartoonist for the Denver Post and by 1965 Oliphant’s work was nationally syndicated by the Los Angeles Times.

Oliphant’s career has continued to grow. His work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker magazine and The Washington Post among countless others newspapers and magazines. He is the recipient of the 1967 Pulitzer Prize,  the 1971, 1973, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1990, and 1991 National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award, the 1968 and 1972 Reuben Award  and the 1992 Thomas Nast Prize.

Most recently, Oliphant has been celebrated with exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institute and the Library of Congress.