Hermenegildo Sábat

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Hermenegildo Sábat
Hermenegildo Sábat.jpg
Born(1933-06-23)23 June 1933
Died2 October 2018(2018-10-02) (aged 85)
OccupationJournalist, caricaturist, jazz
Years active1955–2018
Spouse(s)Blanca Rodríguez
Websitewww.hermenegildosabat.com.ar

Hermenegildo Sábat (23 June 1933 – 2 October 2018) was an Uruguayan-born Argentine caricaturist and journalist. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He became a naturalized Argentine citizen in 1980.

Montevideo's leading news journal, El País, first published a drawing of his when he was 15 years old.[1] The company hired him where Sábat became an editor at the daily, as well as contributing work as a staff correspondent, photographer and illustrator.

He kept working after Argentina's return to democracy, in 1983. He was a known critic of President Raúl Alfonsín where he would illustrate him as a clumsy ballerina falling over the nation's economy.[2] He also criticized President Carlos Menem and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner comparing her to a mafia figure with tape over her mouth with a black eye.[3]

Sábat died on 2 October 2018, during his sleep from a heart attack, in Buenos Aires, aged 85.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Premio Nuevo Periodismo: Biografía básica de Hermenegildo Sábat[permanent dead link](in Spanish)[permanent dead link]
  2. Página/12: Sábat, maestro intachable (in Spanish)
  3. Hector D'Amico (October 2, 2018). "La mirada que desnuda al poder" [The sight that nakes power] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  4. "Compartí la información confiable y la opinión de los especialistas más prestigiosos con este link: Murió Hermenegildo Sábat, uno de los dibujantes más reconocidos en la historia argentina" [Hermenegildo Sabat, one of the highest regarded comic book artists in Argentine history, has died] (in Spanish). La Nación. October 2, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.