Antonio Arias Bernal

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Antonio Arias Bernal, also known as "The Brigadier" (Aguascalientes, May 10, 1913- Mexico City, December 30, 1960) was considered one of the most important Mexican cartoonists of the twentieth century.[1]


Bernal was born in the city of Aguascalientes on May 10, 1913 and died on December 30, 1960, in Mexico City. In 1932, he entered the Academy of San Carlos and later began to contribute cartoons to the magazines Vea, El Hogar, México al Día, for the newspaper Excelsior, and for the García Valseca newspaper chain. He was a founding member of the magazines Mañana y Siempre!

in 1942, Bernal was invited to the Washington, D.C. at the invitation of the U.S. government to create editorial cartoons and posters to promote the Allied war effort.[2]

Bernal won the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which honors "journalists and news organizations with a distinguished body of work that has contributed to Inter-American Understanding,"[3] for his work as a cartoonist in 1952.[4]


  1. ^ "ANTONIO BERNAL, CARTOONIST, DIES; Mexican Caricaturist, Noted as a Foe of Dictatorships, Won Cabot Award in '52". New York Times. January 1, 1961.
  2. ^ Dancis, Daniel (September 26, 2017). "Arias Bernal's Trip to Washington". National Archives Pieces of History Blog.
  3. ^ "Maria Moors Cabot Prizes".
  4. ^ "Past Maria Moors Cabot Winners" (PDF). 2016-10-19.
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