Proud to be Weirrd The Life and Art of Ralph STEADman
Cartoon Museum director/ curator Anita O’Brien will take guests through the work, career and creative practice of iconic artist Ralph Steadman. The presentation will take place in the main floor gallery at the Society of Illustrators, and visitors will have a rare chance to view Steadman’s original art while Anita O’Brien provides context and stories behind the collection spanning his 50 year career.
In 1988 a group of cartoonists, collectors and lovers of the art form came together as The Cartoon Art Trust with the aim of founding a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, promoting and preserving the best of British cartoon art. After a decade of exhibiting in smaller venues, in February 2006 the Cartoon Museum opened to the public at its current home in central London, very near the British Museum.