Cyril Kenneth Bird
(1887 - 1965)
Cyril Kenneth Bird was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Cyril Bird is known for painting, illustration, magazine editor.
Biography Cyril Kenneth Bird
Cyril Kenneth Bird, pen name Fougasse (17 December 1887, London - 11 June 1965, London) was a British cartoonist best known for his editorship of Punch magazine and his iconic World War II warning propaganda posters.
The son of Arthur Bird, a company director, he was educated at Cheltenham College and King's College London (B.Sc). While at King's College he attended evening art classes at the Regent Street Polytechnic and at the School of Photo-Engraving in Bolt Court. On 16 Sep 1914 he married Mary Holden Caldwell.
He was seriously injured at the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I and invalided out of the British Army (his pen name is based on the fougasse, a type of mine). He first contributed to Punch in 1916, wh
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