Artist Stan McMurty - All art work available, signed limited edition prints. Stanley McMurtry was born in Edinburgh on 4 May 1936. At the age of eight, he moved with his family to Birmingham and later attended Birmingham College of Art (1950-53).
His artistic development was interrupted in 1954 by two years of national service in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. His first published cartoon appeared in Today on 7 January 1961 and he became a freelance cartoonist four years later, working on children’s comics Wham! and Buster as well as contributing to Punch under his own name before taking on the persona of Mac for his cartoons for the Daily Sketch (1969-71). Following the publication’s takeover by the Daily Mail, he succeeded Illingworth and worked alternately with Emmwood as Political and Social Cartoonist until his retirement in 1975.
Over thirty years on, Mac continues to amuse the nation with his cartoons for the Daily Mail. Despite his prolific career, he is still under the pressure of the editorial decision, and of the twenty or more designs he produces each week, only four are published. Taking his influence from Giles, he has an approach that is essentially apolitical, a stance proved popular not only with the public but also his peers.
His notable awards comprise:
The Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain
Cartoonist of the Year (1982,1983, 1988)
Political and Social Cartoonist of the Year (1983, 1984)
Master Cartoonist Award for Services to Cartooning (2000)
Man of the year ‘for tickling the nations funny bone’ (1988)
UK Press Gazette
Cartoonist of the Year (1999)
Cartoon Art Trust
Voted 4th in a poll of the Top Cartoonist of the Century (1999). He was top of the living cartoonists.
Pont Award for depicting the British way of life (2004)
What the Papers Say
Cartoonist of the Year (2003)
Signed & Numbered
Edition size: 495
WxH: 10" x 13"
This picture is also available framed as illustrated for £350.00
This picture has been signed by both the artist Mac and Sir Terry Wogan. It is a print from Terry's collection entitled 'Terry's Old Geezers'.
"In a unique collaboration between broadcasting legend sir Terry Wogan and the Daily Mail’s celebrated cartoonist MAC Washington Green have created a fascinating series of TOGS illustrations, signed by Terry Wogan himself.
Millions of fans still tune in to ‘Weekend Wogan’ every Sunday to hear the loveable ramblings of Irish broadcasting legend, Sir Terry Wogan. But it was during his many years on ‘Wake Up to Wogan’ on BBC Radio Two that the affectionate term for his legion of fans was born, TOGS or ‘Terry’s Old Geezers (& Gals)’ has stuck with many and have now been turned into a brilliant series of signed illustrations by the infamous Daily Mail cartoonist Max (aka Stan McMurty).
As Sir Terry explained: ‘Those who would seek the ‘bon mots’ timeless phrases and telling epigrams with which this beautiful collection is bursting, obviously need to get out more and get a life! This is not some ancient work of deathless prose, unearthed like Roman coins in some farmer’s field, or ‘neath a lofty pyramid in Ptolemy’s sarcophagus. Most of these fine-sounding words; all of them gems in the diadem of our beautiful language, and so elegantly illustrated by my mate, the matchless Mac, are not even my invention, although I have trumpeted them for years on BBC Radio Two as if they were.’ Indeed, Wogan puts the inspiration for the MAC illustrations squarely at the feet of his loyal listeners; that ‘merry band known as TOGS – Terry’s Old Geezers (and Gals)’. Without their ingenuity and deep-seated eccentricity, Wogan confessed that he would be ‘as an empty vessel full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
Also by Mac (Stan McMurty)