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Bert Thomas (1883-1966), Cartoonist

Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas

Sitter in 5 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).

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Bert Thomas

by Unknown artist
oil on board, 1913
NPG 4510


Bert Thomas

by Hubert Leslie
silhouette, 1928 or 1930
NPG D498


Bert Thomas

by Harry Lawrence Oakley
silhouette, 1937
NPG D379


Bert Thomas

by Unknown photographer
print, 1936
NPG x1540


Bert Thomas

by Unknown photographer
print, 1963
NPG x1541