Gerald Scarfe

Cartoonist + Illustrator + Pinko
Born Jun 1, 1936
Age 78
Hometown St John's Wood
Nationality British

Gerald Anthony Scarfe, CBE, RDI, is an English cartoonist and illustrator. He worked as editorial cartoonist for The Sunday Times and illustrator for The New Yorker. His most famous work outside of the United Kingdom was for rock group Pink Floyd, particularly on the The Wall album (1979), film (1982), and tour and his work as the production designer on the Disney animated feature, Hercules. He is married to Jane Asher, whom he met in 1971 and married in 1981.… Read More

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  • Jane Asher
    Married 1971 - Present
  • Maureen Scarfe

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    San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 28, 2013
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    Mediagazer - Jan 29, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Jan 28, 2013
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    Google News - Dec 28, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gerald Scarfe.


1936 Birth Born on June 1, 1936.


1960 24 Years Old Beginning in 1960, he produced illustrations for Punch, The Evening Standard and The Daily Sketch.
1964 28 Years Old The Sunday Times magazine assigned Scarfe to cover the 1964 U.S. Presidential election. … Read More


1971 35 Years Old He is married to Jane Asher, whom he met in 1971 and married in 1981. … Read More


1977 41 Years Old Scarfe later produced a set of animated short clips used on the 1977 In The Flesh tour, including a full-length music video for the song Welcome to the Machine.
1979 43 Years Old He also drew the cover illustration for their 1979 album The Wall, and in 1982 worked on the film version of The Wall, although he and Waters fell out with director Alan Parker during the latter stages of editing. … Read More


1997 - 1998 2 More Events
2002 66 Years Old He also produced all the costume and scenery designs for the 2002 Christopher Hampson production of The Nutcracker, created for the English National Ballet.
2003 67 Years Old In 2003 Scarfe collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery and BBC Four to make caricatures of a number of famous Britons, to depict (along with guest commentary) their heroic and villainous attributes. … Read More
2005 69 Years Old On 22 November 2005 the United Kingdom's Press Gazette named its 40 most influential journalists, and included Scarfe alongside just two other cartoonists, Carl Giles, and Matt Pritchett.
2006 70 Years Old Scarfe was awarded 'Cartoonist of the Year' at the British Press Awards 2006.
2008 72 Years Old He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.
2011 75 Years Old In 2011, a fossil pterosaur discovered in Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset, was named Cuspicephalus scarfi in his honour.
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