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Bateman, Henry Mayo (1887–1970), cartoonist, was born on 15 February 1887, of English parents, at Moss Vale, Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia, the only son and the elder of two children of Henry Charles Bateman (1857–1940), then a farmer and later an export packager, and his wife, ...

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Henry Mayo Bateman (1887–1970) by Howard Coster, 1933 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Belsky [née Owen], Margaret Constance (1919–1989), cartoonist and illustrator, was born in Wareham, Dorset, on 20 June 1919. Her father, Albert Edward Owen (c.1880–c.1958), was an Australian engineer of Welsh/Irish ancestry who came to the UK about 1917 after being wounded at ...

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Bird, (Cyril) Kenneth [pseud. Fougasse] (1887–1965), cartoonist and journal editor, was born on 17 December 1887 at 26 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, the younger son of Arthur Bird, a London merchant and a prominent cricketer and first-class shot, and his wife, Mary Wheen...

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(Cyril) Kenneth Bird [Fougasse] (1887–1965) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Davis, Brian [pseud. Michael ffolkes] (1925–1988), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 6 June 1925 at 36 St John's Park, London, the only child of Walter Lawrence Davis (1900–1973), typographer, and his wife, Elaine Rachel Bostock (1899–1987), theatre singer. His paternal grandfather was a master carpenter with strong socialist convictions....

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Brian Davis [Michael ffolkes] (1925–1988) by Howard Coster, 1956 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Emett, (Frederick) Rowland (1906–1990), cartoonist and inventor of whimsical creations, was born on 22 October 1906 at Eskdale, Natal Road, New Southgate, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Arthur Emett, businessman, and his wife, Alice, née Veale. His father, the proprietor of a small advertising business, was a perpetually optimistic, always disappointed, spare-time inventor. ...

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Fearon, Percy Hutton [pseud. Poy] (1874–1948), cartoonist, was born in Shanghai, China, on 6 September 1874, the fourth son among the seven surviving children of Robert Inglis Fearon (1837–1897), a descendant of one of the first English merchants who traded with Shanghai, China...

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Franklin, Stanley Arthur (1930–2004), cartoonist and painter, was born on 30 October 1930 at 100 Devons Road, Bromley-by-Bow, London, the fourth and youngest son of Henry Frederick Franklin (d. 1967), coppersmith, and his wife, Daisy Florence, née Chalkley (d. 1991). His older brothers were ...

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Giles, Ronald [Carl] (1916–1995), cartoonist, was born on 29 September 1916, at 413 City Road, near the Angel, Islington, London, the youngest son (there was a younger daughter) of Albert Edward Giles (b. 1881/2), tobacconist, 'a conscientious, decent and much-liked man' (...

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Ronald Giles (1916–1995) by Jane Bown, 1986 © Jane Bown

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Hill, Leonard Raven- (1867–1942), illustrator and cartoonist, was born at 18 New Bond Street, Bath, Somerset, on 10 March 1867, the son of William Hill, a master umbrella maker, and his wife, Anne Scott. He was educated as a day boy at the old ...

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Leonard Raven- Hill (1867–1942) self-portrait © Estate of Leonard Raven-Hill; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robinson, William Heath (1872–1944), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 31 May 1872 at 25 Ennis Road, Stroud Green, London, the third of the seven children of Thomas Robinson (1838–1902), illustrator, and his wife, Eliza (1849–1921), daughter of William Heath, innkeeper, and his wife, ...

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William Heath Robinson (1872–1944) by Guy Worsdell, 1943 © Guy Worsdell; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sambourne, (Edward) Linley (1844–1910), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 4 January 1844 at 15 Lloyd Square, Pentonville, London, and baptized at St Philip's Church, Clerkenwell, the only surviving child of Edward Mott Sambourne (1802–1866) and his wife, Frances Linley (1811–1892), a member of the family to which ...

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Staniforth, Joseph Morewood (1863–1921), cartoonist, was born at the Island, Gloucester, on 16 May 1863, the fourth son of Joseph Staniforth (1820/21–1890), a journeyman saw repairer and cutler from Sheffield, and his wife, Mary Morewood (1822/3–1895), from Norton in Derbyshire. He grew up in ...

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Sullivan, James Frank (1852–1936), cartoonist and writer, was born on 31 October 1852 at 40 Great Ormond Street, Queen Square, London, the son of James Sullivan, printer and stationer, and his wife, Harriett Crosbie.

Sullivan studied at the National Art Training School, South Kensington...

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Tenniel, Sir John (1820–1914), artist and cartoonist, was born on 28 February 1820 at 22 Gloucester Place, New Road, Bayswater, London, the third son of John Baptist Tenniel (1793–1879), a fencing and dancing master of Huguenot origins, and his wife, Eliza Maria (...