Syrian cartoonist’s satirical drawings on display at Athr
April 26, 2014 - By Selma Roth for Saudi Gazette
Farzat’s sharp pen criticizes immoral acts that are universally appealing, such as abuse of power, tyranny, injustice, hypocrisy, and inequality. It is because of these messages that transcend boundaries that his satirical cartoons and caricatures have become known and appreciated all over the world, granting the artist important awards like the Prince Claus Awards in 2003, the Sakharov Price in 2011, and the Index Arts Award in 2012. Farzat was also voted as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.