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Cyril Kenneth Bird

(1887-1965), 'Fougasse'; caricaturist

Sitter in 31 portraits
Cartoonist best known for his editorship of Punch magazine and his iconic World War II propaganda posters. During World War I he was seriously injured and invalided out of the British Army. He first contributed to Punch in 1916 while convalescing, and also contributed to several other British newspapers and magazines, including the Graphic and Tatler. His adopted pseudonym was based on the fougasse, a type of French mine. He was art editor of Punch from 1937 to 1949, then editor until 1953. During World War II, he worked for free for the Ministry of Information, designing humorous but effective propaganda posters including the famous 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' series.

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Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(24)

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(24)

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(25)

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(25)

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(26)

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(26)

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(27)

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(27)

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x10384

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x10384

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x10385

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x10385

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x10386

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x10386

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x10387

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x10387

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2969

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2969

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2970

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2970

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2971

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2971

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2972

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2972

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2973

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2973

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2974

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2974

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2975

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2975

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2976

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2976

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2977

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2977

Cyril Kenneth Bird, by Howard Coster - NPG x2978

Cyril Kenneth Bird

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x2978

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