Westergaard Kurt

Denmark

13.07.1935

Cartoonist

Westergaard was born on 13 July 1935 in the village of Døstrup, in the Himmerland area of Jutland.[3] He grew up in a conservative Christian family (Inner Mission) environment in Himmerland, going to Sunday school.[4][5]Westergaard was introduced to Cultural Radicalism during high school in the 1950s, which he experienced as an “epiphany” and “a liberation from the religious subjugation of his childhood.” [5][6]

Westergaard is a trained schoolteacher, educated at Ranum Seminarium. After working as a teacher for some time, he later enrolled at the University of Copenhagen to study psychology.[3] He subsequently worked as a teacher for handicapped children, and has been principal of a school in the Djursland area for the handicapped.[3][4]

Briefly working for the newspaper Demokraten, he has been a cartoonist for Jyllands-Posten since the early 1980s.[4]


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