Rube Goldberg Biography
Birthday: July 4, 1883 (Cancer)
Born In: San Francisco, U.S.
Reuben Garrett Lucius also known as Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist, author, engineer and sculptor. He got interested in drawing from a young age and wanted to pursue a career in the field of arts. However, he pursued a degree in Engineering following his father’s advice. Very soon, Rube Goldberg followed his passion and began a career as a cartoonist, and garnered a huge fan following. He was popular for his political cartoons as well as satirical work on the obsession people had with technology during that period. Rube Goldberg’s cartoons had such a wide reach, that during the World War II he received death threats for his political cartoons. It is considered that he created around 50,000 cartoons in the span of his career. Rube Goldberg was proclaimed as the ‘Dean of American Cartoonists’ during his lifetime. He was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for his cartoon titled ‘Peace Today’, which depicted caution against atomic weapons.