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George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

Nationality - British

Magazines and Newspapers published in - The Comic Almanack, Omnibus

Books - Sketches by Box and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, The Bottle, The Drunkard's Children

Biography - Cruikshank's career spanned six decades. His first work was with his father Isaac, who was a caricaturist. Cruikshank was considered one of the leading political cartoonists of him time, and was an immensely popular satirist. Known for cartoons that attacked the politicians and royals of the time, he even received royal bribes not to caricature King George III. Cruikshank worked for The Comic Almanac and Omnibus, where his social caricatures of British life were very popular. He was famous for his support of the temperance movement and created a series of works describing the evils of alcohol. As well as drawing caricatures, Cruikshank also illustrated several books Charles Dickens, amongst others.

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