Cartoonist and illustrator

Gerald Scarfe CBE was born in London.  He established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch magazine and Private Eye during the early 1960s. He has had many exhibitions worldwide and more than 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles and Detroit.  His film work includes designing and directing the animation for Pink Floyd’s The Wall, and Disney’s Hercules.   Scarfe has written and directed many live action and documentary films for BBC and Channel 4 and has published many books of his work. He also created the opening title sequences for the classic comedy series, Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.  Gerald Scarfe has been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for 46 years, and his work regularly appears in many periodicals, including The New Yorker, Vogue & Tatler. He is one of the patrons of The Campaign for Drawing.