In celebration of the 100th awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2016, the Newseum has opened a new exhibit showcasing the prize-winning work of Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman. “Pulitzer Prizes at 100: The Editorial Cartoons of Jack Ohman” will be on display on Level 3 of the museum.
For more than 35 years, Ohman has skewered the powerful, from his high school principal to Barack Obama. At age 19, Ohman became the youngest cartoonist ever to be nationally syndicated. His work appears in more than 200 newspapers worldwide. Offering both humor and unflinching commentary, editorial cartoons often express ideas that words alone cannot.
In 2016, Ohman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the prestigious honors recognizing excellence in journalism, literature, music and drama, for his cartoons covering terrorism, mass shootings and the presidential election.