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Barry Fantoni

(1940-), Broadcaster, cartoonist and jazz musician

Barry Ernest Fantoni

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist of 17 portraits
Born in London, Fantoni studied at Camberwell School of Art (1954-8) and following expulsion attended the Slade School of Fine Art. He joined the staff of the magazine Private Eye as a cartoonist and columnist. He also wrote scripts for the BBC's satirical show That Was the Week That Was. In 1966 he hosted the fashion and music programme, A Whole Scene Going On, and for which he was voted Television Personality of the Year. Fantoni produced caricatures for the listings magazine Radio Times from the mid 1960s. He has also achieved success as a poet, playwright and jazz musician.

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'Private Eye', by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(23)

'Private Eye'

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1965
NPG P512(23)

Barry Fantoni, by Lewis Morley - NPG x131105

Barry Fantoni

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1965
NPG x131105

The Staff of Private Eye, 1965, by Lewis Morley - NPG x135520

The Staff of Private Eye, 1965

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1965
NPG x135520

Barry Fantoni, by Lewis Morley - NPG x38947

Barry Fantoni

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 1965
NPG x38947

Private Eye, by Lewis Morley - NPG x38946

Private Eye

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, May 1965
NPG x38946

Barry Fantoni, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125177

Barry Fantoni

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1965
NPG x125177

Diana Clarke; Barry Fantoni; Willie Rushton, by Lewis Morley - NPG x38948

Diana Clarke; Barry Fantoni; Willie Rushton

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, published 31 March 1967
NPG x38948


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Heather-Juliette Crossley

20 June 2019, 08:51

He was my teacher at Croydon College. He never was still for one second. He was painting a pic of the Beatles at the time. He had finished a pic of Prince Phillip surrounded by paper cut out uniforms. He was very cheerful but self critical , he also didn't seem to understand that not everyone could draw as well as him ! I have a pic of some of his class at Croydon.. ..l was 14 , l think . It was an exciting class in exciting times!
Heather-Juliette Pells)

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