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).
- Dorothea Low (sister)
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