W Heath Robinson

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Birthday
31, 1872
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 13, 1944 (72)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1872
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 13, 1944 (72)

About

English cartoonist and illustrator who became known for his renderings of eccentric machines. He illustrated for films like The Arabian Nights, (1899), Tales from Shakespeare (1902), Gargantua and Pantagruel (1904).

Before Fame

He got involved in the industry early working as an illustrator for novelists like Hans Christen Andersen and Walter de la Mare.

Trivia

In 1971, during Pink Floyd's concert film, Live at Pompeii, lead singer Nick Mason described his band's early musical experiments as a Heath Robinson.

Family Life

He was born in the UK.

Associated With

He and Ronald Searle were among the most famous cartoonists in Britain.