Goldberg, Rube (Reuben Lucius)

(1883–1970)
   US cartoonist. The Reuben is the annual award of the American National Cartoonists Society, so named in honour of the outstanding cartoonist Rube Goldberg. A versatile and widely syndicated artist, his interests ranged from political cartoons to sports cartoons and comic strips. He is best remembered for the crazy fantasias of engineering of Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts. One of his pungent political cartoons in the New York Sun, his Peace Today cartoon, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1947.

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  • GOLDBERG, RUBE — (1883–1970), U.S. cartoonist. Reuben Lucius Goldberg, satirist of American folkways and creator of improbable and outlandish devices and inventions, was born in San Francisco, Calif. His father insisted he go to college to become an engineer.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Goldberg, Rube — ▪ American cartoonist byname of  Reuben Lucius Goldberg   born July 4, 1883, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. died Dec. 7, 1970, New York, N.Y.       American cartoonist who satirized the American preoccupation with technology. His name became… …   Universalium

  • Reuben Lucius Goldberg — noun United States cartoonist who drew intricate diagrams of very complicated and impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing (1883 1970) • Syn: ↑Goldberg, ↑Rube Goldberg • Instance Hypernyms: ↑cartoonist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rube Goldberg — (eigentlich Reuben Lucius Goldberg; * 4. Juli 1883 in San Francisco; † 7. Dezember 1970 in New York) war ein US amerikanischer Cartoonist sowie Mitbegründer und erster Präsident der National Cartoonists Society, der US amerikanischen Vereinigung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rube Goldberg — ☆ Rube Goldberg [ro͞ob′ gōld′bərg ] adj. [after Rube (Reuben Lucius) Goldberg (1883 1970), U.S. cartoonist of comically involved contrivances] designating any very complicated invention, machine, scheme, etc. laboriously contrived to perform a… …   English World dictionary

  • Rube Goldberg — Nombre Reuben Lucius Goldberg …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rube Goldberg — en 1928. Reuben Lucius Goldberg, né le 4 juillet 1883 à San Francisco et mort le 7 décembre 1970 à New York, est un dessinateur juif américain, spécialisé dans le dessin de presse, politique comme d humour, et la bande dessinée. Il a également… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rube Goldberg — Reuben Lucius Goldberg (cartoonist creator of fantastic inventions for accomplishing simple tasks hence any overcomplicated mechanism is termed a Rube Goldberg) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Rube Goldberg — 1940, from the U.S. cartoonist Reuben Lucius Goldberg (1883 1970) who devised fantastically complex gadgetry to accomplish simple tasks. His British counterpart was Heath Robinson (1872 1944) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rube Goldberg —    The man who created, for the amusement of his readers, cartoons of preposterous, elaborate contraptions to illustrate a simple operation was Reuben Lucius Goldberg (1883 1970). His diagrams were logical and fun to follow.    Goldberg was born… …   Dictionary of eponyms


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