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Sir Cyril Kenneth "Fougasse" Bird
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1887
Greater London, England
Death: Jun. 11, 1965
City of London
Greater London, England

Cartoonist, Illustrator, Commercial Designer, Artist, Art Editor, Magazine Editor.
Under the pen name Fougasse, he is best known for his humorous cartoons done in an innovative linear style. Educated at Cheltenham College, Kings College, London, art classes at Regent Street Polytechnic and School of Photo-Engraving and Lithography in Bolt Court. BSc in Civil Engineering. Fought in WWI as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers and was seriously injured at the Battle of Gallipoli. He could not walk for three years. Contributed to Magazines and Newspapers including The Bystander, The Daily Graphic, The Tatler, London Opinion and The Sketch and the satirical news magazine, Punch. Art editor of Punch Magazine from 1937 to 1949 and then Editor until 1953. He was the only cartoonist to ever edit Punch Magazine. Awarded the honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1946 for his WW II illustrations and posters for the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force.
Commercial designs for Pyramid Handkerchiefs, London Transport, Imperial Airlines (British Airways uses his art on First Class menus) and more. Contributions to Books: You have been warned: a complete guide to the road with W D H McCullough, Drawing the line somewhere; Stop or go: a diary for 1939 ; ...and the Gatepost; The changing face of Britain; Aces made easy with W D H McCullough ; The Little Less...and how much it is with Guy Reed; The luck of the draw; Running commentary; Sorry-no rubber; Just a few lines verses by Arthur W Bird, drawings by Fougasse, Home circle; A school of purposes: a selection of Fougasse posters, 1939-1945; You and me,; Question-mark: a journey round the world by Donald McCullough, illustrated by Fougasse, Us. Married Mary Holden Caldwell, watercolor artist. Son of Arthur Bird, cricketer.
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  Mary Holden Caldwell Bird (1889 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Susan Barbara
Record added: Mar 06, 2012
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For you, cousin.
- Susan Barbara
 Added: Mar. 8, 2012

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