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Pat Oliphant

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Pat Oliphant (b. July 24, 1935 at Adelaide, Australia) is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world, acknowledged by the New York Times as "the most influential cartoonist now working."

He was born in Adelaide, Australia, and his career, which spans over fifty years, began in 1952 as a copyboy with the Adelaide News. He continued in the newspaper business in Australia until he emigrated to the United States in 1964.

Once in the U.S. he first worked at The Denver Post. His strip was nationally syndicated and internationally syndicated in 1965. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1967, for his February 1, 1966 cartoon They Won't Get Us To The Conference Table . . . Will They?

Oliphant moved to the now defunct Washington Star for six years until the paper folded in 1981.

Oliphant is the nephew of Sir Mark Oliphant, the Australian physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII and would later become Governor of South Australia.

On November 17, 2004 Oliphant sparked controversy with a cartoon that was widely considered (by Republicans and blacks) to be racist. It depicted U.S. National Security Advisor and nominated Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice as a caricatured parrot.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has also expressed concern that some of Pat Oliphant's caricatures are racist and misleading. [1] (http://www.adc.org/index.php?id=2415)

His work has also appeared in exhibitions most notably at the National Portrait Gallery.

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Oliphant has won the Reuben Award twice and the Thomas Nast Prize.

Collections

Chronologically listed.

  • Four More Years
  • An Informal Gathering
  • Oliphant!: A cartoon collection
  • The Jellybean Society: A cartoon collection
  • Ban This Book
  • But Seriously Folks!
  • The Year of Living Perilously: More Cartoons
  • Make My Day!
  • Between Rock and a Hard Place
  • Up to There in Alligators: More Cartoons
  • Nothing Basically Wrong
  • What Those People Need Is a Puppy!: More Cartoons
  • Fashions for the New World Order: More Cartoons
  • Just Say No!: More Cartoons by Pat Oliphant
  • Why Do I Feel Uneasy?: More Cartoons
  • Oliphant: The New World Order in Drawing and Sculpture 1983-1993
  • Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop... More Cartoons by Pat Oliphant: More Cartoons
  • Off to the Revolution: More Cartoons
  • Reaffirm the Status Quo!: More Cartoons
  • So That's Where They Came From!
  • Oliphant's Anthem: Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Now We're Going To Have To Spray For Politicians
  • When We Can't See The Forest For The Bushes

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