Tony Auth (Tony Auth)

Tony Auth

Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist, Journalist. He was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning (1976) for “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain”. He was bedridden during his early youth and at this time, he occupied himself by drawing and sketching. After his family moved to Los Angeles, he received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Illustrations from UCLA and following college, he worked as an illustrator in the medical field. He added political cartoons to his drawing talents and in 1971, he landed the position of staff editorial cartoonist with The Philadelphia Inquirer. He remained at the capacity until 2012. In addition to his cartoons, Auth was the illustrator of eleven children’s books. He died following a battle with metastatic brain cancer. (bio by: C.S.)

Born

  • May, 09, 1942
  • USA

Died

  • September, 09, 2014
  • USA

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