Patricia Cullen Raine, formerly Patricia Cullen Clark, has been a graphic designer/illustrator for over 25 years. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University of Ohio.
Early in her career, Patricia moved to Guam (as wife of a Navy pilot), where she became a reporter/ illustrator for The Pacific Daily News, a Gannett newspaper serving Guam and the Marianas Island chain. Under her byline, she wrote daily human interest articles and in-depth feature stories on various topics. She also developed a pen and ink caricaturist style depicting local and international politicos. After her stint at the paper, Patricia then joined an ad agency on the island and contributed her skills as a designer, illustrator, copywriter and jingle writer/performer for clients that included Hilton Hotels, Mobil Oil and various Japanese-owned hotels.
Patricia then relocated to the Washington, D.C. area and continued her work in full-time and free-lance capacities as an assistant art director and a designer/illustrator for major associations. Since 1986, she has worked exclusively as a free-lance illustrator. She produced political caricatures for the weekly "Washington Whispers" column in U.S. News and World Report for nearly 3 years and was syndicated by Editor's Press Service in New York to produce international political caricatures. She also became a regular contributor to The Washington Post, specifically the Book World section. Her literary caricatures grace the collections of Pat Conroy, the family of the late Robertson Davies, Garrison Keillor, and the family of the late Norman Cousins.
Patricia's work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators and by several national illustration, graphic design and print organizations. Original oil portraits commissioned for her International Economy covers are now in the collections of the family of the late economist Rudi Dornbusch of MIT, former New York Federal Reserve Bank Chairman William McDonough and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.
While continuing to produce illustration, Patricia is now focusing her time on making fine art (paintings, drawings and sculpture) and limited editions of her new and existing work. She also gives entertaining and thought-provoking talks—with accompanying film and Q & Aabout her own experience with the multi-dimensional perception known as 'synesthesia,' a condition that, like many musical and visual artists, informs her work.
In 2001 Ann Telnaes became the second woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. One of the few women in this highly competitive field, Telnaes creates some of today's boldest political cartoons. Ann Telnaes's generous gift to the Library of Congress is of eighty-one original drawings that represent the range of themes that engage this gifted artist who has recently emerged as a leader in American editorial cartooning.
Humor's Edge celebrates Ann Telnaes's generous gift to the Library of Congress of eighty-one original drawings that represent the range of themes that engage this gifted artist who has recently emerged as a leader in American editorial cartooning. An artist who bravely criticizes the actions and words of powerful public figures, Telnaes takes stands on complex, divisive issues and affirms the editorial cartoon as a potent means of expressing opinions and illuminating issues of the day.