Valtman, Edmund S., 1914-

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Dates:
Birth 1914-05-31
Death 2005-01-12

Biographical notes:

Cartoonist; Hartford, Conn.

From the description of Edmund S. Valtman sketches, 1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122404232

Edmund Valtman was born in Tallinn, Estonia on May 31, 1914. He sold his first drawings, illustrations for a childrens' book, at age 15. After studies in private schools and the Tallinn Art and Applied School, Valtman began his career as a cartoonist. Unable to continue his career in Estonia after the Soviet occupation, Valtman fled to Allied-controlled Germany where he stayed in a displaced persons camp for four years.

Valtman moved to the United States in 1949. He secured a position as an editorial cartoonist for the Hartford Times and remained at the Times for many years. An anti-Castro cartoon drawn by Valtman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1962.

From the description of A collection of Edmund Valtman cartoons. 1955- (Wichita State University). WorldCat record id: 27271873

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Subjects:

  • Political cartoons
  • Editorial cartoons
  • American wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Cartoonists
  • World politics--1945--Caricatures and cartoons

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Connecticut--Hartford (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Connecticut--Hartford (as recorded)