|Died||2 October 2018(aged 85)|
|Occupation||Journalist, caricaturist, jazz|
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. 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. 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.
Sábat died on 2 October 2018, during his sleep from a heart attack, in Buenos Aires, aged 85.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Premio Nuevo Periodismo: Biografía básica de Hermenegildo Sábat[permanent dead link](in Spanish)[permanent dead link]
- ↑ Página/12: Sábat, maestro intachable (in Spanish)
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "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.