Patrick Oliphant: A Survey

Mar 3 - Apr 18, 2014

New York

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Press Release

Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, is pleased to announce Patrick Oliphant: A Survey, a selection of Oliphant’s cartoons, prints, drawings, bronzes, and oil paintings, created between 1984 and the present. Please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, March 20, 2014, to meet the artist.

Described by David McCullough as “the Daumier of our time,” Oliphant is one of our nation’s most critically acclaimed political and social satirists. He began in 1953 as a copyboy for the Adelaide Advertiser, becoming a press artist there in 1954, and then the newspaper’s cartoonist in 1955. Oliphant moved to the United States in 1964 to become cartoonist for the Denver Post. He relocated to The Washington Star in 1975, where he remained until the newspaper folded in 1981. That year Oliphant became an independent artist, working in association with the Universal Press Syndicate. Since the 1960s, Oliphant’s work has appeared weekly in countless newspapers and magazines worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and The New Yorker. Oliphant continues to publish three drawings a week for syndication, now working from his studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he and his wife, Susan Conway, have lived since 1996.

Winner of the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning; a three‑time winner of the Reuben Award; recipient of the Thomas Nast Award in Landau, Germany, and the Premio Satira Politica in Forte dei Marmi, Italy; Oliphant received an Honorary Doctorate from Dartmouth College in 1981. Most recently he concluded a three-month post as the Roy Lichtenstein Resident in Art at the American Academy in Rome and in June 2013 was appointed to the Order of Australia. In the autumn of 2014, Oliphant will begin his tenure as the Andrew Ritchie Fellow in the Arts at Yale University.

Oliphant is recognized internationally both for his satirical images of politicians and diplomats, in which he punctures the pomposities and pretensions of the rich and powerful, and for his sympathetic, yet often humorous, depictions of the common man. The artfully rendered drawings, paintings, and sculptures that will be on exhibit at the gallery offer astute and timeless insight into the political and social worlds we all inhabit.

The exhibition continues through April 18th, at Gerald Peters Gallery, New York. A catalogue will be available for purchase.



Selected Press


Wall Street Journal

March 17, 2014