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(IRT), Manhattan. He received his art training at the Mining and Technical College, Wigan, England and afterwards specialized in aquatint, etching and drypoint at Liverpool College of Art. From 1940 to 1946 he served in the RAF&mdash;for some time as an official war artist&mdash;and later lectured in engraving and illustration at Exeter College of Art, before working for the design group Byrne & Woudhuysen in London and then setting himself up as a full-time illustrator and cartoonist. A retired member of the Chartered Society of Designers, and life member of the Cartoonists&#146; Association of Great Britain, he illustrated well over 80 books including several by Ted Hughes. He succeeded William Heath Robinson as illustrator of the Professor Branestawm books. He also worked extensively for <i>Punch</i> (his first cartoon in this magazine was published in September 1939), <i>Private Eye</i>&nbsp; and the <i>Nursing Times</i>, besides providing drawings for <i>Cricket</i>&nbsp; and <i>British Airports World</i> as well as many cartoons for the &#145;Peterborough&#146; column of the <i>Daily Telegraph</i>.<P> </td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#808080" width="400" ><font face="New Century, serif" color="#FFFFFF" size="4"> <p>Some of his pictures are in the permanent collections of the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the New York Public Library, the Royal Albert Museum, Exeter, the Imperial War Museum, the Ulster Museum, the RAF Museum at Hendon and the archival collection of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers on long-term loan to the Ashmolean, Oxford. His work has been widely exhibited at home and abroad, including at the Royal Academy and the National Portrait Gallery, and among his own books for children are <i>A Finding Alphabet</i> and <i>Widdecombe Fair</i>. In 1981, he was awarded the <i>Punch</i> book illustration prize in conjunction with the Folio Society and won the commission to illustrate the Folio Society&#146;s <i>P. G. Wodehouse Short Stories</i>.<p>He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 1987. <p><b><a href="javascript:openpopup1()">He died peacefully on March 5th, 2005.</a></b> </font></font></b> </td> </tr> <tr><td> <p align="center"><font size="2" face="New Century, serif">This web site &copy; 2003 John Adamson Publishing Consultants.<br>All rights reserved.<BR>This site was produced by John Adamson Publishing Consultants.<BR>Please e-mail your comments to the <A HREF="mailto:jpap@netcomuk.co.uk">webmaster</A>.</font></p> </td> </tr> </table> </table> </body> </html>