Ralph Steadman  British 1936-

Cartoonist, born in London. During the war, Ralph Steadman lived in Wales and attended 1947-1952 he attended  Abergele Grammar School. In 1954-56 he did his National Service and was trained in technical drawings. He started sending cartoons to newspapers,   his first published in 1956 for Manchester Evening Chronicle. His early cartoons were signed ‘Stead’ . He was eventually accepted by ‘Punch’ and regularly published his work. He attended various  courses at London College of Printing & Graphics Art College from 1961- 65 and  at East ham Technical College 1959=1966.  Throughout the sixties his work appeared in private Eye & Punch.

In 1978 with his friend Bernard Stone who ran the Turret Books, he illustrated several children’s books which Stone wrote. He illustrated several children’s books. In the 1980’s Oddbin’s asked him to illustrate their wine catalogues. He has produced etchings and silk screen prints. He has a fabulous web site which is worth a visit and which reflects his personality.

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