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Gerald Scarfe

(1936-), Cartoonist

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist of 13 portraits
Gerald Scarfe was born in London in 1936 and studied at St Martin's School of Art and the Royal College of Art. By 1961 he was contributing cartoons to Punch. Work for Private Eye from 1962 onwards brought his name to a wider public and regularly caused outrage. He has contributed political cartoons to the Sunday Times since 1965 and to the New Yorker. In addition, he is much acclaimed for innovative contributions to theatre design and to animated films, including Pink Floyd's The Wall (1981) and Walt Disney's Hercules (1987). He held retrospective exhibitions at the Royal Festival Hall, 1983, and at the National Portrait Gallery, 1998.

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Frost's Breakfast, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6434

Frost's Breakfast

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1963
NPG 6434

Henry Cooper, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6429

Henry Cooper

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1967
NPG 6429

Reginald Maudling, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6430

Reginald Maudling

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1967
NPG 6430

Enoch Powell, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6475

Enoch Powell

by Gerald Scarfe
ink and collage on paper, 1971
NPG 6475

Private Eye, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6433

Private Eye

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1972
NPG 6433

Sir Edward Heath, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6474

Sir Edward Heath

by Gerald Scarfe
ink on paper, 1973
NPG 6474

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6428

Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1975
NPG 6428

Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey ('Strings Attached'), by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6019

Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey ('Strings Attached')

by Gerald Scarfe
watercolour, bodycolour and crayon, 1976
NPG 6019

Harold Wilson, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6432

Harold Wilson

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1976
NPG 6432

Margaret Thatcher, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6010

Margaret Thatcher

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1983
NPG 6010

Margaret Thatcher, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6476

Margaret Thatcher

by Gerald Scarfe
ink and watercolour on paper, 1983
NPG 6476

Gerald Scarfe, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6431

Gerald Scarfe

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1988
NPG 6431

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