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Calman, Melville [Mel] (1931–1994), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 19 May 1931 at 64 Linthorpe Road, Stamford Hill, London, the youngest of the three children of Clement Calman, timber merchant, and his wife, Anna. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants, his father from ...

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Melville Calman (1931–1994) by Stephen Hyde, 1986 © Stephen Hyde; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Langdon, (Israel) David (1914–2011), cartoonist and illustrator, was born at 86 Canrobert Street, Bethnal Green, London, on 24 February 1914, the second of four children of Barnet Langdon, an upholsterer, later an antiques dealer, and his wife, Bess, née Freedman (later Freeman). When he was seven the family moved to ...

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Rutherston, Albert Daniel (1881–1953), painter and illustrator, was born on 5 December 1881 in Bradford, Yorkshire, the youngest child of Moritz Rothenstein (1836–1914), a wool manufacturer, and his wife, Bertha Henriette Dux (1844–1912), both Jewish immigrants from northern Germany who married on 7 June 1865 in ...

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Zec, Philip (1909–1983), illustrator and cartoonist, was born on 25 December 1909 on the fringe of Bloomsbury, London, the fourth of the eleven children (nine daughters and two sons) of Simon Zec, the son of a Russian rabbi and himself a master tailor, who fled with his wife, ...