Artist/Curator/ Gerald Scarfe

London, United Kingdom

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Gerald Scarfe



“Art is wonderful. At its best it enriches our lives. I am excited by the wide range of talent that you can find on the NOISE website. I look forward to selecting and helping along a new generation of illustrators with any experience I have gained over the years.”

Gerald Scarfe was born in London. After a brief period at the Royal College of Art in London, he established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch magazine and Private Eye during the early sixties, and in 1967 he began a long association with the Sunday Times as their political cartoonist, also carrying out reportage assignments in Vietnam, the Middle East, India and Northern Ireland. Gerald has had many exhibitions of his work worldwide, including New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Germany and London, and more than 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for many plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and New Zealand. Gerald’s film work includes Walt Disney’s Hercules, and he designed and directed the animation sequences for the film of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, as well as the live concerts. He recently collaborated with Roger Waters once again, for the new live tour of The Wall. On television Gerald created the opening title sequences for the classic comedy series, Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. He has written, directed and appeared in many live action and documentary films for the BBC and Channel 4 and has published a number of books of his work. Gerald Scarfe has now been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for 46 years, and has also worked for The New Yorker magazine for 21 years. His work regularly appears in many periodicals in the UK and worldwide. He was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2008.

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Set and Costume Designer

Gerald Scarfe has designed sets and costumes with Los Angeles Opera, English National Opera, and most notably the English National Ballet where his designs for the production of The Nutcracker were in their Christmas repertoire for 5 years. 


Best Arts Programme

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Gerald Scarfe's autobiographical film 'Scarfe by Scarfe' for BBC TV won him the BAFTA for Best Arts Programme in 1987. 




Cartoonist of the Year

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British Press Awards

Won the award for Cartoonist of the Year at the 2006 British Press Awards. 



Gerald has written, directed and appeared in many live action and documentary films for the BBC and Channel 4 including: BBC Documentary Film - Gerald Scarfe 'Drawing Blood', Scarfe on Class, and Scarfe by Scarfe which won the BAFTA for Best Arts Programme in 1987. 




Gerald Scarfe has published a number of books of his work including: The Making of Pink Floyd's The Wall, Monsters - How George Bush Saved the World & Other Tall Stories, and Drawing Blood. 





Gerald Scarfe is one of Britain's most celebrated political cartoonist, working for the London Sunday Times for 44 years. Scarfe's work also appears in TV & Film, most notably Disney's Hercules.



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Her Majesty The Queen

Gerald Scarfe was made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. 


Collaborated with Los Angeles Opera several times - including the designs for Fantastic Mr Fox.


Designed the sets and costume for English National Ballet production of The Nutcracker.


Started out his professional life in advertising - which he hated.

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