Peter Clarke (cartoonist)

Peter Clarke (cartoonist)

Peter Clarke is a British cartoonist who has won a prestigious ‘Cartoonist of the Year’ award.

Clarke introduced the Apple Macintosh Graphics computer into The Guardian. By the ingenious manipulation of photographs Clarke created a unique style of caricature.

Peter Clarke's caricatures, described by one critic as “wicked perversions”, appeared in The Guardian newspaper where he was the staff cartoonist. Married with four children, he lives in Norfolk.

Clarke was the youngest (26 y.o.) political cartoonist ever appointed to a national newspaper in the UK. Skilled in conventional pen and ink technique, he has also been successful in other media.

He has exhibited in many modern art exhibitions in the UK and abroad, including the John Moores Biennial, Britain’s pre-eminent, competitive show of modern painting. Clarke was also commissioned by the Zambian Government to paint an official portrait of President Kenneth Kaunda.

Clarke wrote and illustrated the best seller "Touchdown on the Moon", an account of the Apollo 11 moon landing which sold 1.3 million copies in three languages.

He recently won the cartoonists "Oscar", the prestigious title of "Cartoonist of the Year", a title only awarded to eleven cartoonists in the forty-year history of the press awards.

Clarke has appeared on TV on The Late Show and as a writer and presenter of ‘What The Papers Say’.

An example of his work can be found at the Tate Gallery [] .

External links

[ Peter Clarke's Portfolio Website]

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