Cartoon/Caricature – Albert Einstein – The Greatest Scientist of the Twentieth Century.

Can you trace Einstein’s thoughts?
My take?!
“Why did I get the Nobel for the discovery of Photoelectric effect and not for the Theory of Relativity?”

Caricature, Cartoon, Portrait, Drawing of Albert Einstein, the greatest mind of the twentieth century, who won a nobel prize for his discovery of the photoelectric effect.

Why? I wonder.

Albert Einstein is probably the most caricatured scientist. His appearance has helped artists create the stereotype of the absent-minded genius yet somewhat crazy scientist of our science-fiction stories and movies.

Biographical Information – Albert Einstein

Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, in the German Empire. His father was an engineer and a salesman, who started his own electrical goods company in 1880. This company manufactured equipment that used direct current, and it went out of business 14 years later, when alternating current became the order of the day. Einstein was born in an affluent family (check out his childhood pictures – photographs don’t lie,) and so he received home-tutoring from Max Talmud, who ate with the Einsteins every Thursday, and in exchange (apparently,) he tutored Einstein in Science, Math, and Philosophy.

In his early years, Einstein had speech difficulties (really?), but otherwise he was a bright student, and so he obviously was also a rebel. Though Einstein lived and worked in Berlin for a long time, in 1933, the persecution of Jews led to Einstein moving out of Berlin and emigrating to the US. (This tells us that Einstein wasn’t just an average nerdy genius, he was a smart genius!)

Read Albert Einstein’s biography here.

Einstein’s Head & Brain:

  • Einstein’s head, according to his mother, was extremely large and angular at the back.
  • Einstein’s brain was removed without his family’s permission (stolen?) when he died. His brain was then sliced into pieces by Mr. Harvey, the pathologist who had removed the brain from his body, “in the interest of science.” He concluded that his brain had developed differently from that of others. (How else could he justify his nefarious deed?)

Einstein’s Love Life:

There were at least three serious relationships in Einstein’s life. The first happened when he was a mere lad of seventeen – he fell in love with his landlord’s daughter. Next, he fell in love with Milveca Maric at the University and married her. Finally, he divorced Milveca after 11 years of marriage, and married Elsa Lowenthal – who he had been romantically involved with, even while he was married to Milveca. (Being the genius he was, I guess problematic relationships are expected of him – if nothing else, they enhance his aura.)


Einstein’s Thoughts / Quotes:

Upon Death: “I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.”

Upon Religion: “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.”

Upon being Recognized on the Streets: “Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein.”

Here are some more interesting quotes from Einstein:

  • Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. (It’s only responsible for people falling –  people are themselves responsible for selecting the location of the fall.)
  • The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. (Yes, of course…and the equations of the Brownian Motion are the easiest!)
  • The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. (Ah well! Dear Mr. Da Vinci,  please reveal your sources.)
  • Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. (I guess this is what you called Relativity?)
  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe. (The fact that we quote this, proves something about human stupidity – doesn’t it?)
  • I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. (Thanks for the prophecy, Dr. Einstein! We’ll march straight into World War IV!)

Source: (

Read more about Einstein at:


15 comments on “Cartoon/Caricature – Albert Einstein – The Greatest Scientist of the Twentieth Century.

  1. Pingback: 5 Childhood Symptoms of an Artist – for the Parents of Artists-in-Diapers! | Shafali's Caricatures & Cartoons

  2. Pingback: Caricature/Cartoon – Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s IPO – Why Should he be the One? « Shafali's Caricatures & Cartoons

  3. Pingback: Cartoon/Caricature Gallery Updated with New Caricatures! « Shafali's Caricatures

  4. Pingback: How to Draw the Caricature of Dr. Albert Einstein – the Greatest Scientist of the Twentieth Century « Shafali's Caricatures

  5. I just spotted the phrase Brownnian motion in your tags and it reminded me of a hilarious story…..must write it up for the blog.
    I have also reflected that in this pic, Einstein looks slightly sad, or maybe just pensive.
    One other quote: Coincidence is just God’s way of staying anonymous.
    There was a very good BBC docu-drama about him last year and it portrayed him warts and all: a good father but a bad husband. His first wife was actually a great physicist too but gave it up when she married him.
    What became of his sons, I wonder…


    • Cynical too:)

      He knows what moves the world (at an individual’s level too) – and he finds it a little amusing…he’s thinking, but his thoughts amuse him.
      (I plan a “how to draw” on him.)

      Warm Regards,


  6. Hi Lua,

    Glad you liked the caricature.

    A slight diversion from Dr. Einstein’s caricature…
    The other day we watched a program on Turkish Cuisine – kebabs and belly-dancing:) Istanbul is a beautiful city and its street-food looked delicious.

    The competition that you’ve written about seems to be very interesting and innovative:)

    Warm Regards,


  7. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe. (The fact that we quote this, proves something about human stupidity – doesn’t it?)”
    Thank you for putting a smile on my face Shafali! 🙂

    This is one of my all-time-favorite quotes! There was a debate here in Turkey, a columnist of a famous newspaper asked people to guess what could have made Einstein stop working and say something like this and then he published them weekly. The answers were hilarious and it really did mirrored why Einstein would say something like that 🙂
    I love the caricature- especially the hair!


  8. Aw Mercury…..we can always count on ya ta accentuate the NOSE……yep……the proboscis strikes again….good old Einstein……Gram always wished that her brain had developed ta even a fraction of the size Einstein’s did…..

    Now here’s a conundrum fer ya…..there’s a quarterback on the Steelers better known as “Big Ben”….who seems ta have developed a brain in his pants……yep, ya heard me correctly….in his pants……what’s it doin’ there???? Well, that’s what all the football fans in “da Burg” are tryin’ ta figure out….

    Here’s a college graduate that’s extremely talented in bein’ a quarterback…….quarterback… that’s a position that requires a lot of knowledge of both the game of football and ‘n how ta manage people….cause it’s an important job runnin’ and callin’ the big plays of the game…..

    Somehow Big Ben can’t seem ta handle all the attention that he gets bein’ the quarterback of a Super Bowl winnin’ team……and since he is paid extremely well, he has sufficient funds ta feed the persona of bein’ a superstar…..yep money talks, they say….wouldn’t ya love ta be a fly on the dollar bills Big Ben has in his pockets??? It would burn yer ears, yes siree…..yer eyes too…..

    He also seems ta have been tempted by the devil with a shiny red apple cause on at least 2 occasions ( that we know about anyway) he’s used his celebrity ta strong arm women inta havin’ SEX with ’em. One case is still pendin’ and the second has been dropped fer lack of evidence. He is in deep doodoo with the NFL and has been suspended fer 6 games….geez, ya would think women would be throwin’ themselves at his feet, wouldn’t ya???? He’s a millionaire many times over……ya shouldn’t have ta use that strong arm stuff at all…..

    My ? here… is……..if a coroner or physican removed his brain…..the one in his pants, I mean……do ya think he might start usin’ the other brain he has ?????

    Maybe that’s a worthy puzzle fer Einstein ta solve…what, ya say….Einstein is already dead…….what a super bowl bummer that is, I tell ya… thinks that the Pgh. Steelers are in a heap ‘o trouble……do ya think younze can help ????

    Geez….put on yer thinkin’ cap, will ya ???? And host a seance……pretty please ??? We need ta channel Einstein fer an answer……yep, pronto…..We know that he can solve the problem of the relative unruly behavior of Big Bens’ little brain…..just remember ta tell ’em not ta bring any knives when he visits from the great beyond……we hate the sight of blood……

    Oh by the by….great work on the carciature….love the wild ‘n wooly hair……’s the perfect compliment ta Einstein’s rather prominent nose…..always the NOSE….

    Ya wanna draw a caricature of Big Ben ???….unfortunately ya wouldn’t be able ta accentuate that little brain……..

    Dewey Dewster here….


    • Dewey…I am scratching my head…and not because I’ve got lice (or fleas.)

      Let me check… go wiki-recki!
      Ben Roethlisberger

      From whatever I could gather about this rather humongous man, I don’t think it’d really make a difference if if a coroner or physician removed his nether brain…he’s quite likely to grow another one in the place vacated by the former! It won’t make any difference to him. His other brain (the tiny one in his head) wouldn’t be used – because he doesn’t know how to.

      Guess he’ll have to call his maker’s help desk – and wait for the squeaky (slippy?) voice say, “This is your maker’s office. How may I help you, Sir?”

      I got it right…didn’t I?

      Here’s a roasted chicken leg for you, Mr. Dewster.



    • Hi Matias,

      Thanks for visiting:)

      I don’t know about my being a genius…even if I were, I’d not tell. Note what happened to Einstein – his brain was stolen! If this is how we treat our geniuses…I am better off being a nobody.

      (With these advances in technology, I hear they now steal the brains of the geniuses much BEFORE they breathe their last – after treating these geniuses with morphine! When these geniuses wake they don’t even realize that they’ve lost their brains – so they become quirky, and…yes…absent-minded.)

      Warm Regards,


  9. I use an Einstein quote as a discussion starter with my advanced students but I can’t for the life of me remember it now….
    Lovely pic, as always. he was a complex guy; I guess in all respects….
    How about Picasso some time???


    • Yes he was – but he was nowhere as complex as Da Vinci:)

      About Picasso…I am not an admirer of his work. He’s quite like Hussein. They are, what I’d call, children of destiny. But I’ll remember your suggestion – until I make a journey into the past, once again:)

      Warm Regards,


Leave your footprints behind :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s