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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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Dick Emery, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6778

Dick Emery

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6778

Dick Emery, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6779

Dick Emery

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6779

Sir Bruce Forsyth, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6780

Sir Bruce Forsyth

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6780

Russell Harty, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6781

Russell Harty

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6781

Sir Freddie Laker, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6785

Sir Freddie Laker

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6785

Jimmy Savile, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6786

Jimmy Savile

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6786

Harold Wilson, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6788

Harold Wilson

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s
NPG 6788

Arthur Askey, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6773

Arthur Askey

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1970
NPG 6773

Sir Edward Heath, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6782

Sir Edward Heath

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, circa 1972
NPG 6782

Tony Blackburn, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6775

Tony Blackburn

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1975
NPG 6775

Alan Donald Whicker, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6787

Alan Donald Whicker

by Barry Fantoni
pencil, gouache and collage, 1975
NPG 6787

Ken Dodd, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6777

Ken Dodd

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1978
NPG 6777

Frankie Howerd, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6783

Frankie Howerd

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1978
NPG 6783

Ludovic Kennedy, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6784

Ludovic Kennedy

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1978
NPG 6784

Dave Allen, by Barry Fantoni - NPG 6772

Dave Allen

by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache
NPG 6772


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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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