• Phil May - part 10

    26 days ago - By Poul Webb

    1902 Phil May by Sir James Jebusa Shannon oil on canvas 133.3 x 92.1 cm
    Tate, London
    Philip William May was a caricaturist. He was born near Leeds and was the son of an engineer who died when May was nine years old. May worked in a variety of jobs before moving to London, and shortly afterward to Australia, when he was seventeen. In Australia he found work with the Sydney Bulletin, and in just three years produced over 800 drawings for the Bulletin. On his return to London in 1892 May drew for the St Stephen's Review; his studies of the London guttersnipes and coster-girls rapidly made him...
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