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Matt Davies is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for Newsday. Born in London, Davies moved to the United States in his teens, bringing his acerbic wit and outsider's perspective to our teeming shores. He was formerly a staff cartoonist at the Journal News in Westchester County, N.Y., and his sharp, funny and thought-provoking cartoons have graced the pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post and many others.
Matt Davies is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for Newsday.
Born in London, England, in 1966, Davies moved to the United States in 1983. He studied illustration and fine art at both The Savannah College of Art & Design (Ga.) and The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He began drawing editorial cartoons full-time for The Journal News in Westchester County (N.Y.) in 1993.
Matt received the Pulitzer for editorial cartooning in 2004, the same year that he won the inaugural Herblock Prize. He was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2001 for a collection of his work highlighting such subjects as police brutality, racism and school overcrowding. He is a five-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalists (New York Chapter) Deadline Club Award, including the 2001 prize for his work confronting a post-9/11 New York and has been honored for his local cartoons with five first place awards in the New York Associated Press Editorial Cartooning Competition.
Matt was again a Pulitzer finalist in 2011.
In 2004-05 he was the president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
His cartoons have appeared frequently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and USA Today. His work has also been featured in Newsweek, Time, U.S. News and World Report, CNN and Mad magazine.
Davies has given talks about cartooning and politics at many venues, including the United Nations, The Library of Congress, The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Columbia University, The British Library in London, The National Archives in Washington, D.C., and The TriBeca Film Festival. He was also the 2004 writer-in-residence with the journalism and art departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is on the advisory board of the National Cartoon Museum.