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Block, Herbert Lawrence (Herblock)

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 2001 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists


1909 - Herbert Lawrence Block born on the 13th of October. American editorial cartoonist known as Herblock.

         - Herblock coined the term "McCarthyism". He was a strong critic of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

1929 - His first cartoon appeared in the Chicago Daily News on 24th of April.

1933-1943 - He moved to Cleveland to work for the Newspaper Enterprise Association.

         - He received his first Pulitzer award.

         - During World War II, he worked in the army's information and education division, and his cartoons were popular with soldiers and civilians alike.

1946 - He joined the Washington Post.

1954 - He won another Pulitzer award.

1956 - Awarded Reuben Award.

1957 - He received the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award.

1979 - He was awarded with the Gold Key Award (the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame).

         - He won his third Pulitzer award.

1994 - Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

2000 - Among the 10 published collections of his cartoons are The Herblock Book, The Herblock Gallery, Herblock's State of the Union, Herblock on All Fronts, and Herblock's History.

2001 - His last cartoon was published on 26th of August.

         - Herblock died on 7th of October.

         - Many collections of his cartoons were published, and his works hang in the Corcoran Gallery and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.


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