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Sir David Low (1891-1963), Cartoonist

Sitter in 27 portraits
Artist associated with 469 portraits
New-Zealand-born Low produced over 14,000 drawings. He created a number of memorable comic characters, including Colonel Blimp, the TUC carthorse, Musso the pup, and the Coalition Ass. He published his first cartoon strip at the age of eleven. In 1908 he was appointed political cartoonist of the New Zealand Spectator and a year later he joined the Sydney Bulletin. In 1919 he was offered a job on the British Daily News and its evening paper, the Star, where he was commissioned to draw caricatures of politicians and literary figures. He moved to the Evening Standard in 1927, and later worked for the Daily Herald (1950-3) and Manchester Guardian (1953-63).

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4529(32)

Augustine Birrell

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1920s-1933
NPG 4529(32)

4529(33)

Sir Basil Phillott Blackett

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1920s-1935
NPG 4529(33)

4529(207)

Philip Alexius de László

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1920s-1937
NPG 4529(207)

4529(141)

Sir Edmund William Gosse

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1920s?
NPG 4529(141)

4529(172)

Anthony Hope (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins)

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1920s-1933
NPG 4529(172)

4529(197)

David Kirkwood, 1st Baron Kirkwood

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1920s or 1930s?
NPG 4529(197)

4529(298)

George Riddell, Baron Riddell

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1920s-1934
NPG 4529(298)

4529(307)

Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1920s-1937
NPG 4529(307)

4529(366)

Sir Ben Turner

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1920s or 1930s?
NPG 4529(366)

4529(367)

Sir Ben Turner

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1920s or 1930s?
NPG 4529(367)

4529(369)

Donald Tyerman

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1920s or 1930s?
NPG 4529(369)

4529(141a)

Sir Edmund William Gosse

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1920s?
NPG 4529(141a)

4529(307a)

Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1920s-1937
NPG 4529(307a)

4529(93)

Joseph Conrad

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1923
NPG 4529(93)

4529(94)

Joseph Conrad

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1923
NPG 4529(94)

4512

Sir David Low

by Sir David Low
oil on canvas, 1924-1925
NPG 4512

4529(86)

Willie Clarkson

by Sir David Low
pencil
NPG 4529(86)