David Low

Colin Seymour-Ure, Author, Jom Schoff, Author HarperCollins Publishers $22.95 (180p) ISBN 978-0-436-44755-6
During his tenure at the London Evening Standard from 1927 to 1949, Low was called the ""most celebrated cartoonist of the age'' and produced some 3500 cartoons. Of them, 160 appear in this volume and are commented on by art historian Schoff, administrator of Adelaide's Art Gallery of South Australia. In addition, British university professor of government Seymour-Ure (The Political Impact of Mass Media analyzes Low's memorable characters, including Colonel Blimp and Joan Bull, his symbols, techniques, attitudes, influence and impact. The authors had access to the artist's many letters, sketchbooks, photos, notebooks and 17 scrapbooks of press clippings, which add to the text's authority. The quality reproductions and the illuminating narrative combine to make this an ideal prototype for critical books on cartoonists. (December)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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