Al Schweitzer is one of the elite group of six artists who have been responsible for the daily Weatherbird sketches in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since the feature’s inception in 1901. After working at the Star-Times as a staff artist for a year, Schweitzer moved across the street to the Post in 1950, intending to stay a couple years before opening his own studio. Promotions came, and he rose to the position of the paper’s chief artist. Thirty-six years later, he retired, keeping his artistic energy active by teaching art at Meramec. He also did free-lance cartooning for a syndicate of 44 Catholic newspapers around the U.S. and Canada.