The British Character

This series of drawings we was inspired by the 1930s cartoonist Pont and form the basis of an Exhibition of my work at the Garden’s Gallery in Cheltenham which opens on Wednesday the 16th August and closes on the 22nd.

My originals will be for sale at the Exhibition and prints are available from this site right here. See the “Buy art prints” pop up below. There are just a few available from here at present, more will follow in due course. I hope you like them.

The prints will be reproduced using only the very finest materials and you can choose from various prices, from my site.I am linked to The Print Space who have a big reputation in producing the very finest prints. Order from here and they organise all the rest including delivery to you. So check out the images both here on this page or from my other page where prints can be ordered: Apt names

 

This is part of the series of drawings that are due to appear at my exhibition at the Gardens Gallery, Montpellier, in Cheltenham from Wednesday 16th August to Tuesday the 22nd, so come along and see the real thing. I'll be there every day.

 

Pont:the man who drew the British.

Pont: Graham Laidler

In August 1932, Graham Laidler had his first acceptance from Punch which in 1937 gave him an almost unprecedented exclusive contract. Under the name ‘Pont’, Laidler became one of the most original talents in the history of Punch. He is perhaps most famous for his series on the ‘British Character’. This was published as a book in 1938. Another book The British Carry On (1940) portrayed the atmosphere of the Phoney War. Pont died of poliomyelitis on 23 November 1940. He completed 400 cartoons in his brief career, enough to furnish the material for five books. Bernard Hollowood, fellow cartoonist and later editor of Punch wrote the only biographical account of his life and work in his book Pont (1969).

 

 

 

 

 

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