David Low (b.1891; d.1963)

David Alexander Cecil Low was born on April 7 1891, in Dunedin, New Zealand, to Scottish-Irish parents. He was educated at Boys' High School, Christchurch. A political cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator, Low was self-taught, excepting a correspondence course at a New York school of caricature (c.1900) and a brief stay at Canterbury School of Art. Early influences were Punch artists such as Tom Browne, Keene, Sambourne and Phil May and caricaturists Gillray, Daumier and Philipon,…

Strube: The World’s Most Popular Cartoonist, 2004

Strube: The World's Most Popular Cartoonist Author: Dr Tim Benson Publisher: Political Cartoon Society ISBN: 0954900804 This first biography on the life of Sidney Strube not only offers a cartoon journey through 20th Century British History, but also an insight into the world of editorial cartooning during its heyday. Strube was the editorial cartoonist of the Daily Express between 1912 and 1948. During these years, he assisted in making the Daily Express the best selling…

Sidney Strube Exhibition (25 November 2004-20 February 2005)

The first exhibition on the work of the political cartoonist, Sidney Strube (1891-1956) took place at the Political Cartoon Gallery, 32 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS, starting 25 November 2004. The exhibition coincided with the launch of the first ever Strube biography published by the Political Cartoon Society. Strube was the editorial cartoonist of the Daily Express between 1912 and 1948. During these years, he assisted in no small way to making the Daily Express…

Philip Zec Exhibition: “Don’t Lose it again!” The war-time cartoons of Philip Zec (4 May – 8 August 2005)

Philip Zec was the greatest and most controversial cartoonist of the Second World War. He was the political cartoonist for the Daily Mirror between 1939 and 1946. This exhibition will include the originals of his two most famous cartoons, ‘The Price of Petrol’, which almost led to the Daily Mirror being banned by Prime Minister Winston Churchill when it was published in March 1942 and his memorable VE Day cartoon “Here it is, Don’t lose…
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