Abel Quezada (1920-1991) was a writer, cartoonist, illustrator and painter. His illustrated texts accompanied the political and social life of Mexico from the 50s, combining critique, humor and irony. His capacity to decipher the spirit of the Mexican individual, portray it with humor and at the same time make a biting criticism of society and its politicians, made Quezada one of the leading political cartoonists in the country. Throughout the 40s he lived in New York City and because of his work, his close relationship with the city continued into the 1980s. During the 60s he began painting as the last of his artistic facets. In his pictorial work his interest in reflecting Mexican reality and society is seen in his landscapes with political and social overtones, portraits of different historical and family figures, as well as scenes from the daily life of the cities he visited, such as London and New York, among other subjects.
Quezada contributed cartoons to publications including Ovaciones, Excélsior (1956-1976) and Novedades (1976-1989). In the United States, he drew cover images for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.