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Exhibition of selected cartoons by Sir David Low.

July 8, 2016

 Indian Institute of Cartoonists presents an Exhibition of selected cartoons by Sir David Low

Indian Cartoon Gallery, BengaluruSir David Alexander Cecil Low (7 April 1891 19 September 1963) is regarded as the greatest political cartoonist of all time. Low was a self-taught cartoonist and was first attracted to caricatures and cartoons through reading British comics.

Low was born and educated in New Zealand. His first work was published when he was only 11 years old. His professional career began at The Canterbury Times in 1910. The following year he moved to Australia and worked for the The Bulletin. His work drew the attention of Henry Cadbury, the part owner of The Star, and Low moved to London in 1919, worked for that Newspaper until 1927.

He moved to the Evening Standard. There he produced his most famous work, chronicling the rise of fascism in the 1930s, the policy of Appeasement, and the conflict of World War II. His stinging depictions of Hitler and Mussolini led to his work being banned in Italy and Germany, and his being named in The Black Book. He left the Evening Standard in 1950 to join the Daily Herald and stayed there until 1953. Finally, Low moved to the Manchester Guardian. Low remained in the United Kingdom for the rest of his career.

His entire career, Low created many memorable characters, including the Two-headed Ass, the TUC carthorse, and Colonel Blimp. Describing himself as ‘a nuisance dedicated to sanity’ Low was a hugely influential cartoonist and caricaturist, producing over 14,000 drawings during the course of his 50 year career. Low received a knighthood in 1962 and died in London in 1963. His obituary in The Guardian described him as “the dominant cartoonist of the western world”. 30 collections of Low’s cartoons were published between 1908 and 1960. His autobiography appeared in the year 1956.

Inauguration of the Exhibition on 9th July 2016 | 11:00 AM
On View till 30 July 2016 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Except on Sundays.

Indian Cartoon Gallery,
No. 1, Midford House, Midford Gardens,
Off M G Road, near Big Kids Kemp,
Trinity Circle,
Bangalore – 560001.

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