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cartoonist , playwright , writer

Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, writer, playwright. Recipient Academy award for animated cartoon, Munro 1961, special George Polk Memorial award 1962, Obie award, 1969, Outer Circle Drama Critics award 1969, 70; Pulitzer prize for editorial cartooning, 1986.

Background

FEIFFER, Jules was born on January 26, 1929 in New York, United States. Son of David Feiffer and Rhoda Davis.

Education

Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1946;student, Pratt Institute, New York City, 1947-1948, 49-51.

Career

Assistant, to syndicated cartoonist Will Eisner 1946-1951. Cartoonist, author, syndicated Sunday page, Clifford, engaged in various art jobs 1953-1956. Contributing cartoonist Village Voice, New York City since 1956.

Cartoons published weekly in The Observer (London) 1958-1966, 1972-1982, regularly in Playboy (magazine). Cartoons nationally syndicated in United States 1959-1951. Sponsor Sane; United States Army 1951-1953.

Works

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1951-1953. Member American Academy of Arts and Letters, Authors Guild (life), Dramatists Guild (county, president foundation 1982-1983), P.E.N., Writers Guild American M C.

Connections

Married Judith Sheftel, September 17, 1961 (divorced 1983). 1 child, Kate; married Jennifer Allen, September 11, 1983. Children: Halley, Julie.

father:
David Feiffer

mother:
Rhoda (Davis) Feiffer

spouses:
Judith Sheftel

Jennifer Allen

children:
Kate Feiffer

Halley Feiffer

Julie Feiffer