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John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')

(1915-1999), Cartoonist, caricaturist and painter

Artist of 4 portraits
John Musgrave-Wood studied at Leeds College of Art; after eighteen months he gave up his studies to serve on an ocean cruise liner, where he began drawing caricatures of passengers. He returned to London in 1939. After active service in the war, he briefly studied portrait painting at Goldsmiths College. Musgrave-Wood freelanced as a cartoonist for various publications until joining the staff of Tatler & Bystander magazine in 1948 as theatre caricaturist. He also drew television review illustrations for Punch, created show business illustrations for the Sunday Express and contributed to Life magazine. In 1957, he joined the Daily Mail, where he remained as political cartoonist until his retirement in 1975.

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'University of the Air', by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') - NPG 5358

'University of the Air'

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink, Letratone and white heightening, 1963
NPG 5358

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Harold Wilson, by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') - NPG 5362

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Harold Wilson

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink, Letratone and white heightening, 1965
NPG 5362

'Well, Marples hath gone - now what?', by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') - NPG 5363

'Well, Marples hath gone - now what?'

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink and Letratone, 1967
NPG 5363

Sir (Robert) Charles Evans; John Hunt, Baron Hunt, by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') - NPG D42312

Sir (Robert) Charles Evans; John Hunt, Baron Hunt

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink with watercolour, 1955
NPG D42312


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