The late Hy Rosen
Philip Schuyler High School '40
Hy Rosen started his career with the Albany Times Union in 1945 as an
artist and editorial cartoonist. He began political cartooning in the
mid-1950s and his work was syndicated nationally. He was a Professional
Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 1966, served as president of
the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in 1972. He won
numerous national awards for his work, which is represented in the
presidential libraries of Presidents Truman, Johnson, Kennedy and Nixon.
He retired from full-time editorial cartooning in 1989 and concentrated
on outdoor sculpture. His work included commissions for the Gray Rider
statue at the New York State Police headquarters and the bronze
rendering of the Seal of Albany located at Tricentennial Park on
Broadway. He died in February at the age of 88.