Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Antonio Prohias  (1921 - 1998)

About: Antonio Prohias


Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  



Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*

Buy and Sell: Antonio Prohias
  For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  

Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: United States      Known for: comic strip

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Antonio Prohias:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Antonio Prohias)


Biographical information (Antonio Prohias)


Book references (Antonio Prohias)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Antonio Prohias)


Auction high record price (Antonio Prohias)


Signature Examples* (Antonio Prohias)


Analysis of auction sales (Antonio Prohias)


Discussion board entries (Antonio Prohias)


Image examples of works (Antonio Prohias)


Please send me Alert Updates for Antonio Prohias (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
Antonio Prohias
from Auction House Records.
Mad #60 "Spy vs. Spy" Page Original Art (EC, 1961)
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Antonio Prohias (b.1921 / d.1998)

Antonio Prohias was born in Cienfuego, Cuba on January 17, 1921.

Prohias, at an early age, became interested in drawing.  During the 1950s, many of his drawing appeared in political magazines in Cuba, making fun of Castro.  However, this  made Prohias many enemies due to his political views and making his life difficult.

Prohias fled the country on May 1, 1960 just before Castro seized control of the countie's presses to avoid being arrested.  With very little money, Prohias arrive in the United States.  He began searching for magazines to show his work.

Prohias sent in a short cartoon in 1961 to MAD Magazine.  MAD ran the cartoon in the January, 1961 issue, and "Spy vs Spy" was created. The cartoon featured two strange looking spies, both identical except for their coloring.  Until 1990, Prohias drew over 500 drawings of the pointy-nosed twosome for Mad Magazine. Unfortunately, forced to retire from drawing the strip due to cancer.

Despite Prohias’ death in Miami, Florida in 1998, "Spy vs Spy" continues on MAD TV and in a Sunday comic strip.

Sources Include:

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists