Director of World Press Cartoon Mr. Antonio Antunes from Lisbon, Portugal.
António Antunes (António) has a Painting degree from António Arroio Art School, in Lisbon. He started cartoonism in March 1974 at República newspaper and has been a permanent contributor to the main Portuguese weekly newspaper Expresso since 1974. Amongst many wards received, the following stand out: Grand Prix of the XX International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize for Editorial Cartoon of the XXIII International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986), Gazeta Cartoon Prize (Lisbon, Portugal, 1992), Grand Prix of Honour at the XV Festival du Dessin Humoristique (Anglet, France, 1993), Award of Excellence – Best Newspaper Design, SND (Stockholm, Sweden, 1995) Premio Internazionale Satira Politica, ex-æquo (Forte dei Marmi, Italy, 2002), Grand Prix Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005), Prix Presse Internationale (Saint-Just-le-Martel, France, 2010) and Gazeta Merit Prize (Lisbon, Portugal, 2018). António held individual exhibitions in Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Spain, France, China and the Netherlands. His cartoons are published in the following anthologies: «The 1970s: Best Political Cartoons of Decade», McGraw-Hill, PaperBacks, New York; «The Finest International Political Cartoons of our Time», Wittyworld Books, USA, 1992; «The Finest International Political Cartoons of our Time II», Wittyworld Books, USA, 1993; «Cartoonometer», Wittyworld Books, USA, 1994. António is the creator of the artistic decoration of the Underground Station – Lisbon Airport «Figuras de Lisboa» made up of 50 caricatures of relevant personalities of the political, cultural and artistic life of the city, made in enchased stone. He is Cartoon Xira commissioner and World Press Cartoon director.
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