Edited by Joan Stack
With a Commentary by Jules Feiffer and Tom Engelhardt
Momentous events from the civil rights movement and the President Kennedy assassination to 9/11 are distilled into elemental images in the work of Tom Engelhardt, longtime political cartoonist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A selection of Engelhardt’s evocative drawings from the State Historical Society of Missouri’s art collection is accompanied by narratives from art historian and SHSMO curator Joan Stack that add context and reveal artistic influences and techniques.
A commentary by Engelhardt and his friend Jules Feiffer, author, playwright, and Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist, gives further insight into Engelhardt’s career and the field of newspaper cartoons in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Engelhardt also describes his path to becoming the Post-Dispatch’s editorial cartoonist in the book’s preface.
181 pages / 66 illustrations
Published by The State Historical Society of Missouri, paperback, 2015.