Saturday, September 04, 2010

Paul Conrad 1924-2010

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad died today at his home in Rancho Palos Verde, California. According to his son, David Conrad, he died of natural causes, with his family around him. Mr. Conrad was 86.

One of the major cartoonist stars of his day, Conrad covered the presidencies from Truman to George W. Bush.

From the Associated Press obituary:

"Conrad's favorite target was President Richard Nixon. At the time of the president's resignation, Conrad drew Nixon's helicopter leaving the White House with the caption: 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest.'

"'He always said he was most proud of being on Nixon's enemies list,' David Conrad said."

Memorial plans are not set at this time.

Related: The PBS Independent Lens documentary, Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire, can be viewed online below. It runs 56 minutes.

Related: College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA, currently has a Paul Conrad exhibit, I Con, The Brilliant Work of Paul Conrad, through September 30th.

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