Herbert Block

Herbert Block was an American editorial cartoonist and author.

Block was Born on October 13, 1909 in Chicago, IL. He Died at age 91 on October 7, 2001 in Washington, DC.


Herbert Block went to Lake Forest College for 2 years and went to part-time classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. At the age of 12 he was offered a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. He dropped out of Lake Forest College after 2 years and started working with The Chicago Daily News. Block also served 3 years in the Information and Education Division in the United States Army.


Block started working with The Chicago Daily News after college. Block went to work for the Newspaper Enterprise Association in 1933. After being released from the Army in 1946 he took a job as a political cartoonists with the Washington Post and worked with them until his death.


During Blocks lifetime he won three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Rueben Award, The Gold Key Award, and many others.




Comment Stream