About Geoffrey Moss

Geoffrey Moss

Geoffrey Moss

Brooklyn, N.Y., born artist Geoffrey Moss is credited as the first graphic satirist to be nationally syndicated without captions; speaking, instead, through his unique metaphorical language.

Refusing traditional captions for more than 25 years, Moss changed the look of newspaper opinion pages - including The Washington Post, beginning with Watergate, and all the newspapers subscribing to his graphic "column," MOSSPRINTS.

The first artist of this kind to appear on the op-ed pages of The Washington Post, Moss was subsequently syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group for 23 years. During the Watergate, his provoking series of drawings published about that turbulent time was recognized with a Pulitzer nomination, resulting in a published collection of his drawings "The Art and Politics of Geoffrey Moss," with a forward by CBS's Dan Rather.

After joining Creators Syndicate, MOSSPRINTS, garnered national attention and a Pulitzer nomination for his 9/11 series.  A permanent exhibition space at the Newseum in Washington DC for those drawings followed, along with nominations for a Scripps Howard Journalism Award and Fischetti Cartoon Award.

Painter, set designer, photographer, teacher, author/ illustrator of children's books, Moss's talents cover a wide range. In his latest book The Biker Code, as co-author he documents America's edgy motorcycle culture.  Geoffrey Moss, a graduate of the Yale School of Art and Architecture (M.F.A., B.F.A.)  as well as The University of Vermont (B.A.) is also know for his  paintings exhibited through galleries and museums including The Smithsonian Institution,  Museum of Modern Art, and journalism's Poynter Institute.

Of his work Moss comments, "MOSSPRINTS is an artist's take on politics. I have the luxury of two worlds; not only do I get to paint stones but I get to throw them too."