Herbert Lawrence Block
Pen Name: Herblock, Herbert Block
Genres: Other, Editorial Cartooning
Born: 1909 in Chicago, Illinois
Deceased: 2001 in Washington, D.C.
Foundation Website: http://www.herbblockfoundation.org/
Block was born and raised in Chicago. He started taking art classes part-time at the Chicago Art Institute when he was 11 years old and attended Lake Forest College for two years.
Biographical and Professional Information
Herbert Block was an editorial cartoonist and author best known for his commentaries on national domestic and foreign policy. He began his career with the Chicago Daily News as an editorial-page cartoonist. After serving two years in the United States Army, he started working for the Washington Post in 1946. He adopted his "Herblock" signature when he was in high school and his career stretched nine decades.
- Herblock's Special Report, Norton, 1974
- Herblock on All Fronts, Plume, 1981
- Herblock Through the Looking Glass, Norton, 1984
- Herblock at Large: "Let's go back a Little..." and Other Cartoons with Commentary, Pantheon, 1987
- Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life, Macmillan, 1993
- Bella and Me: Life in the Service of a Cat, Bonus Books, 1995
- Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millenium, University of Michigan, 2000
Titles at Your Library
Herblock Special Report
Release Date: 1976-09-17
Herblock Through the Looking Glass
Release Date: 1985-04-17
Herblock At Large
Release Date: 1990-03-28
His many awards included the following:
- Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning, 1942, 1954 and 1979
- One of four staff members named in the Pulitzer Prize to The Washington Post for Public Service on the Investigation of Watergate, 1973
- Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1994
- National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award, 1957 and 1960
- Reuben Award, 1956
- Gold Key Award, National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame, 1979
- Four Freedoms Award for the Freedom of Speech, 1987
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