Gerald
Scarfe

Gerald Scarfe established himself as a satirical cartoonist working for Punch magazine and Private Eye during the early sixties. He has had many exhibitions worldwide and more than 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas, ballet and musicals including Orpheus in the Underworld (ENO), The Nutcracker (English National Ballet), Fantastic Mr Fox (LA Opera) and The Magic Flute. Film work includes designing and directing the animation for Pink Floyd’s The Wall, and he was Production Designer on Walt Disney’s animated feature film, Hercules. On television Scarfe produced the title sequences for the BBC series Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. He has also published many books of his work. Perhaps the best known of these are Gerald Scarfe-Drawing Blood, and The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall. Gerald Scarfe was political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for 50 years, and worked for The New Yorker magazine for 20 years. His work regularly appears in many periodicals in the UK and abroad. Scarfe was made a CBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours. He has also received Honorary Degrees from the University of Dundee and University of Kent, is an Honorary Professor of the University of Dundee, an Honorary Fellow of the London Institute and has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of San Francisco. He has been a member of the Royal Designers for Industry since 1989. Scarfe regularly gives illustrated talks about his life and work in the UK and around the world.