Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Paul Conrad

Paul Conrad was born on June 27, 1924 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He went to the University of Iowa in Iowa City, graduating with a degree in Art. Conrad did cartoons for the Daily Iowan Journalism School at the University of Iowa. He worked at The Denver Post from 1950 to 1964 and then went to The Los Angeles Times from 1964 to 1993. Over his career he has won three Pulitzer Prizes, two Overseas Press Club awards, five Robert F. Kennedy Journalism awards, and seven Sigma Delta Chi awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is married to Kay King Conrad and has four grown children. More than one hundred newspapers carry Conrad's drawings worldwide. His work is very popular in foreign papers as he normally does not use talking panels and thus the foreign papers do not have to translate them. According to Conrad, his most notable distinction was having been named to President Richard Nixon's Enemies list. For many years, the Internal Revenue Service with no foundation or merit besieged Paul Conrad due to his addition by Nixon to that list. Currently he has published six books. Beyond his political cartoons, he also does bronze satirical themes of past leaders and Presidents of the United States.

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