Gerald Scarfe is one of the world’s greatest living caricaturists. He was born in London. After a brief period at the Royal College of Art, he established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch magazine and Private Eye during the early 60’s. He has had many exhibitions worldwide and more than 50 one-man shows. His most recent exhibition was at Portcullis House, Westminster. Scarfe has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and in New Zealand. The Magic Flute, designed by Scarfe, has been performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. His film work includes designing and directing the animation for Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Walt Disney’s Hercules. He has written, directed and appeared in many live action and documentary films for BBC and Channel 4 and has published many books of his work. His latest book, Monsters: How George Bush Saved The World & Other Tall Stories was published last November. Gerald Scarfe has been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for 42 years, and has worked for The New Yorker magazine for 17 years. His work regularly appears in many periodicals. Gerald Scarfe was made a CBE in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours. An Honorary Graduate of the University of Dundee, we are delighted to welcome Gerald Scarfe to talk about his life, his work and his extraordinary talent. (karenharris)
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