Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird, 1887 – 1965)

‘I’m very glad Jones offered me a lift home as the rain certainly seemed to get much heavier!’ (1966)


Pen and ink

32 x 24 cm

Signed upper right.

Cyril Kenneth Bird, under the name Fougasse, was a British cartoonist. He was art editor of Punch 1937 – 1949, and subsequently editor until 1953. He is best known for his ‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’ series of posters, and produced many other posters for the Ministry of Information and London Underground. His pen and ink cartoons for Punch are some of his gentlest and funniest works.

Provenance: The Fine Art Society Ltd., 148 New Bond Street, June 1966.

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