Bert Thomas (1883-1966), Cartoonist
Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas
Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Thomas, who was born in Newport, Gwent in 1883, served an apprentice as a commercial metal engraver, specialising in the design of brass door plates. As a sideline he drew cartoons, many of which were published by The Bystander, The Graphic and Punch. With the outbreak of war in 1914 Thomas enlisted with the Artists' Rifles alongside other notable illustrators including Paul Nash. Thomas's published cartoon books include Red and Black: A Book of Drawings (1928), Fun at the Seaside (1944) and A Trip on a Barge (1947).