• Phil May - part 7

    1 month ago - By Poul Webb

    1894 Phil May by Phil May pen, brush and pencil on paper 15.7 x 12.2 cm
    © National Portrait Gallery, 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...
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