Gerald Peters Gallery Contemporary

Described by David McCullough as “the Daumier of our time,” Patrick Oliphant is one of our nation’s most critically acclaimed political and social satirists.

He began in 1953 as a copyboy for the Adelaide Advertiser, becoming a press artist there in 1954, and then the newspaper’s cartoonist in 1955. Oliphant moved to the United States in 1964 to become cartoonist for the Denver Post. He relocated to The Washington Star in 1975, where he remained until the newspaper folded in 1981. That year Oliphant became an independent artist, working in association with the Universal Press Syndicate. From the1960s until 2015, Oliphant’s work appeared weekly in countless newspapers and magazines worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and The New Yorker.

Winner of the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning; a three-time winner of the Reuben Award; recipient of the Thomas Nast Award in Landau, Germany, and the Premio Satira Politica in Forte dei Marmi, Italy; Oliphant received an Honorary Doctorate from Dartmouth College in 1981.


							

									Patrick Oliphant									Reagan 2006									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 19 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Reagan 2006
charcoal on paper
24 x 19 inches

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									Patrick Oliphant									Nixon 2006									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 18 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Nixon 2006
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

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									Patrick Oliphant									Ford 2006									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 19 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Ford 2006
charcoal on paper
24 x 19 inches

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									Patrick Oliphant									Junior Bush 2006									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 19 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Junior Bush 2006
charcoal on paper
24 x 19 inches

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He [Oliphant] is the Daumier of our time, and like Daumier
his work has played an important part all along
and will continue to matter for a very long time
to come, for it cuts through to the timeless,
human essence of the powerful and famous in
a way other means of recording history rarely
ever do.

David McCullough, Author & Historian


							

									Patrick Oliphant									Barack Obama 2014									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 18 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Barack Obama 2014
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

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									Patrick Oliphant									Nixon 2014									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 18 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Nixon 2014
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

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									Patrick Oliphant									Lyndon Baines Johnson 2014									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 18 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Lyndon Baines Johnson 2014
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

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									Patrick Oliphant									Georger Herbert Walker Bush 2014									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 18 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Georger Herbert Walker Bush 2014
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

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Pat, for decades, was one of the most important political commentators.
Beautiful, artistic drawings and wit and fearlessness, and mercilessness.

Maureen Dowd, Columnist, The New York Times


							

									Patrick Oliphtant									Clinton 2014									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 18 inches

Patrick Oliphtant

Clinton 2014
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

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									Patrick Oliphant									Clinton 2014									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 18 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Clinton 2014
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

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									Patrick Oliphant									Carter 2014									charcoal on paper<br />
24 x 18 inches

Patrick Oliphant

Carter 2014
charcoal on paper
24 x 18 inches

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