Paul Rigby

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Birthday
25, 1924
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Nov 15, 2006 (82)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1924
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Nov 15, 2006 (82)

About

Better known by his professional name of Rigby, this cartoonist and illustrator is remembered for his Walkley Award-winning political cartoons (published in the Daily News of Perth, Western Australia), as well as for his New York Press Club Award-winning work for the New York Post.

Before Fame

After fighting in Europe and North Africa during World War II as a member of the Royal Australian Air Force, he began his artistic career as an illustrator for a Perth newspaper called The West Australian.

Trivia

In most of his cartoons, he included tiny signature images of a little boy and a dog.

Family Life

In the last years of his life, he settled in Busselton, Western Australia with his wife.

Associated With

He and his contemporary and fellow Australian artist, Jeff Hook, both had successful careers as political cartoonists.