EMMWOOD (JOHN MUSGRAVE-WOOD) (1915-1999)

‘Emmwood’ produced regular illustrations to The Tatler’s theatre reviews and a series of caricatures entitled ‘Emmwood’s Aviary’. read more...

‘Emmwood’ produced regular illustrations to The Tatler’s theatre reviews and a series of caricatures entitled ‘Emmwood’s Aviary’. Executing similar work for Punch, he moved to the Daily Mail, and became the newspaper’s political cartoonist, one of the last of a classic generation.
John Musgrave-Wood was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 22 February 1915, the son of a landscape painter. Educated at Leeds Modern School and Leeds College of Art, he worked in his father’s studio until his death. He then served as a steward on a cruise liner and began drawing cartoons to entertain his shipmates. During the Second World War, he joined the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry as an instructor in physical training; he was later commissioned in the Sherwood Foresters and, while in India in 1941, volunteered to join Orde Wingate’s Chindits, serving in Burma and China and attaining the rank of major. On demobilization, in 1946, he collaborated with Patrick Boyle, later Earl of Cork and Orrery, on Jungle, Jungle, Little Chindit, a book about his war-time experiences. He then studied painting at Goldsmiths’ College, while beginning to make a reputation for himself as a cartoonist with the Tatler. Signing himself as ‘Emmwood’, he produced regular illustrations to the magazine’s theatre reviews and a series of caricatures entitled ‘Emmwood’s Aviary’. Executing similar work for Punch, he moved to the Daily Mail in 1957, and became the newspaper’s political cartoonist. He retired from the position in 1975 and moved to France, at first continuing to produce cartoons for the Daily Telegraph, the Evening Standard and other newspapers. He retired in 1975, and moved to France to fulfill a long-held ambition to paint in oils. He died in Vallabrix, near Uzès, on 30 August 1999.

His work is represented in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery; and the British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent (Canterbury).

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ANATOMY OR HOW TO TELL GIRLS FROM BOYS

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HUNTIN' SHOOTIN' FISHIN'

SHADOW SQUAD by JOHN MUSGRAVE-WOOD

SHADOW SQUAD

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NOTHING BUT BALLET, OPERA, CHILD WELFARE & CHESS IS A TRIFLE MISLEADING

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TOMMY TRINDER - MICHAEL MILES - HUGHIE GREEN

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HARRY GREEN – EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME

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CABIN IN THE CLEARING

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JACQUELINE MACKENZIE – IAN CARMICHAEL

SPORTSVIEW by JOHN MUSGRAVE-WOOD

SPORTSVIEW

THE BRAINS TRUST by JOHN MUSGRAVE-WOOD

THE BRAINS TRUST

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GORILLA AND KEEPER

ISIDOR COMES TO TOWN by JOHN MUSGRAVE-WOOD

ISIDOR COMES TO TOWN

JACK JACKSON - ERIC BARKER by JOHN MUSGRAVE-WOOD

JACK JACKSON - ERIC BARKER

LADY BARNETT - GLYN DANIEL by JOHN MUSGRAVE-WOOD

LADY BARNETT - GLYN DANIEL

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CLIFF MICHELMORE – HYWEL DAVIES – MICHAEL INGRAMS

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BURIED TREASURE GLYN DANIEL - SIR MORTIMER WHEELER

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THE BIG THREE - PAMELA CHARLES, BERYL REID, PAMELA FOSTER

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THE FATED SKY

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