Steven Mendelson

1958–1995

Steven Terman Mendelson was an illustrator and an author of children's books, did political illustrations for the Washington Post for five years and free-lance work for other publications locally and internationally.

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1981, he was hired as an illustrator for the Washington Post, where his drawings skewered the major figures of the Ronald Reagan presidency. His work was syndicated by the Post and by the Deutsche Press Agentur in Hamburg, Germany. It also appeared in India, Latin America and Japan.

Mendelson was chosen by humor columnist Art Buchwald to illustrate four of his books: "While Reagan Slept," "You Can Fool All the People All of the Time," "I Think I Don't Remember" and "Whose Rose Garden Is It Anyway?"

His free-lance work over the last nine years has appeared locally in such publications as the Chicago Tribune and The Reader and internationally in the London Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune.

He wrote and illustrated two children's books: "Stupid Emelian" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" and was working on a third, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

His mural decorates the wall of the Eccentric Restaurant locally and his drawings, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.

    

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