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Sir David Low

(1891-1963), Cartoonist

Sitter in 27 portraits
Artist associated with 495 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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Sir David Low, by Sir David Low - NPG 4512

Sir David Low

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

Sir David Low, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(47)

Sir David Low

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(47)

Dorothea Low; Sir David Low, by Unknown photographer - NPG x138014

Dorothea Low; Sir David Low

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, September 1925
NPG x138014

Sir David Low, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136127

Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1935
NPG Ax136127

Sir David Low; David Lean, by George Courtney Ward - NPG x135638

Sir David Low; David Lean

by George Courtney Ward
vintage print, 1949
NPG x135638

Sir David Low, by Geoffrey Ireland - NPG x32728

Sir David Low

by Geoffrey Ireland
semi-matte bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x32728

Sir David Low, by Geoffrey Ireland - NPG x32727

Sir David Low

by Geoffrey Ireland
glossy bromide print, 1950s
NPG x32727

Sir David Low, after Wyndham Lewis - NPG D32951

Sir David Low

after Wyndham Lewis
lithograph, 1932
NPG D32951

Sir David Low, by Mark Wayner (Weiner) - NPG D23343

Sir David Low

by Mark Wayner (Weiner)
lithograph, 1943 or before
NPG D23343

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x23520

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x23521

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x23522

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
whole-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x24720

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x24721

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x24722

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x24723

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x24724

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Sir David Low

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x24725

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