Matt Davies - a past President of the AAEC - was the recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoons and the inaugural 2004 Herblock Prize. He also received the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Award for a collection of his work highlighting such subjects as police brutality, racism and school overcrowding. He is a five-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalists (New York Chapter) Deadline Club Award - including the 2001 prize for his work confronting a post 9/11 New York - and has been honored for his local cartoons with five first place awards in the New York Associated Press Editorial Cartooning Competition.
Born in London, England in 1966, Davies moved to the U.S. in 1983. After studying Illustration and fine art at The Savannah College of Art & Design (GA) and The School of Visual Arts in New York City, he began drawing editorial cartoons full-time for The Journal News in Westchester County (NY) in 1993.
Syndicated since 1994, his cartoons are distributed worldwide by Tribune Media Services and appear regularly in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times & USA Today. His work has also been featured in Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report and on CNN.
A recent draftee to the field of public speaking, he has given talks about cartooning at many venues including the UN, The National Press Club in Washington, DC, The British Library in London, The TriBeca Film Festival, The Library of Congress and was a 2004 Writer in Residence with the Journalism and Art departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Davies and his wife, Lucy, live in Connecticut with their three children.