The Autobiography of Kerwin Maegraith

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Createspace Independent Pub, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 132 pages
Meet the man who knew and drew Picasso in Paris, Einstein and Lawrence of Arabia in London, Hemingway in Hawaii and lived with Errol Flynn in Sydney. Kerwin Maegraith, caricaturist, journalist and true Aussie larrikin, encountered the most famous people of his time from the twenties to the sixties. For the first time, his unique moments with those legends mentioned above, plus H. G. Wells, Bradman, Melba and many others, are brought together. This is a collection of an artist's recollections. It is, in black and white, the art and times of Kerwin Maegraith. About Kerwin Maegraith 1903-70 F.R.S.A. (Lon.) Former member of the staff of Sunday Times, Sydney, Sydney Daily Mirror, and Adelaide Advertiser; caricatures in Sydney Bulletin, Sporting and Dramatic, The Bystander, The Sketch, Daily Herald (London), Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph. Toured England with [Australian Cricket] Test Team in 1934; War Artist attached to 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron, British Pacific Fleet. First artist to picturegram [fax] sporting cartoons from Cricket Test Matches in Australia to London Daily Mail; creator of radio-cartoons Who's Zoo series; wrote book and lyrics of musical play It Ain't Cricket. Publications: Celebrities in Caricature, Who's Who in Adelaide, Our Arborosities, Wigs and Wags.

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Kerwin Maegraith was a famous Australian black and white artist. He knew and drew Picasso in Paris, Einstein and Lawrence of Arabia in London, Hemingway in Hawaii and lived with Errol Flynn in Sydney. Kerwin Maegraith, caricaturist, journalist and true Aussie larrikin, encountered the most famous people of his time from the twenties to the sixties. Maegraith was a former member of the staff of Sunday Times, Sydney, Sydney Daily Mirror, and Adelaide Advertiser; caricatures in Sydney Bulletin, Sporting and Dramatic, The Bystander, The Sketch, Daily Herald (London), Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph. Toured England with [Australian Cricket] Test Team in 1934; War Artist attached to 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron, British Pacific Fleet. First artist to picturegram [fax] sporting cartoons from Cricket Test Matches in Australia to London Daily Mail; creator of radio-cartoons Who's Zoo series; wrote book and lyrics of musical play It Ain't Cricket. Publications: Celebrities in Caricature, Who's Who in Adelaide, Our Arborosities, Wigs and Wags.

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