Fitzpatrick twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Born in Superior, Wisconsin, in 1891, Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick studied anatomy and life drawing for two years at the Art Institute of Chicago before getting his first cartooning job at the Chicago Daily-News in 1911. Two years later he moved to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He retired in 1958 after 45 years at the newspaper. Acknowledged by many as the dean of editorial cartoonists, Fitzpatrick strongly supported the rights of the underdog while attacking the conservative establishment. During his time at the newspaper he created some 14,000 editorial drawings that championed the underdog.