Presidential Cartoon Exhibit: Herb Block


Bishop Library is now hosting a semester-long exhibit which spotlights reproductions of work by the late cartoonist Herbert Block. Famously known as “Herblock,” Block was an editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post who used his work to defend the rights and freedoms of Americans. He received three Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Block insisted that no president was “above caricature or comment."

Herblock took every opportunity to let our presidents know he was right there with a keen eye and a bottle of ink. He spent most of his time at the Washington Post where he worked from 1946 to 2001. Over seven decades Herblock portrayed thirteen presidents with characteristic humor, intelligence, and a passion for good government. Visit the Herb Block Foundation exhibitions webpage to get a virtual tour of this exhibit. For more information on Herb Block and other political cartoon resources available at Bishop Library and on the Internet, visit

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