June 3, 2003 Herblock Exhibition Extended at the Library of Congress
Library's exhibition now closes July 5.
Public Contact: Harry l. Katz (202) 707-8696
Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
The Library's exhibition of a representative sample of works by famed editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block, titled "Herblock's Gift: The Herb Block Foundation Collection", has been extended until Saturday, July 5. The exhibition is located in the Swann Gallery on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C., and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The exhibition celebrates the March gift of the Herblock archives to the Library by the Herb Block Foundation.
For almost 72 years, "Herblock" created editorial cartoons that commented on a variety of world events. He caricatured 13 American presidents from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, and he was the recipient of four Pulitzer Prizes, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Herblock spent the last 55 years of his career with The Washington Post, having previously worked for the Chicago News and the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).