Legendary Mad magazine artist Mort Drucker, dead at 91

Legendary Mad magazine artist Mort Drucker, dead at 91
FILE PHOTO: Mort Drucker the legendary Mad magazine artist and master of caricature has died. He was 91. (Gustavo Morales/Wikimedia/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en/Gustavo Morales/Wikimedia/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

WOODBURY, N.Y. — Mort Drucker the legendary Mad magazine artist and master of caricature has died. He was 91.

Drucker, a longtime contributor to the satire publication, died Wednesday at his home in Woodbury, New York, the New York Times reported.

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Drucker was known for his illustrations of Mad movie and television satires. Drucker drew caricatures of hundreds of popular culture figures over the decades -- and not just for the parody publication, where he started in 1956.

His 1970 Time magazine cover “Battle for the Senate” featuring 15 politicians, including President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, the Times reported.

In addition to illustrating the poster for the 1973 movie “American Graffiti,” he drew the parody “American Confetti” that was published in Mad magazine.

Every issue since the early 1960s featured a movie parody, showcasing Drucker’s illustrations -- 238 of them -- before he retired in 2008. He was the first recipient of the National Society of Cartoonists’ Medal of Honor for lifetime achievement in 2014, the Times reported.

“I think I’ve drawn almost everyone in Hollywood,” he told the Times in 2000.

Survivors include his wife, daughters Laurie Bachner and Melanie Amsterdam, and three grandchildren, The Times reported.