W. G. Baxter, Draughtsman

(b. 1855 or 1856, d. 1888)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Ireland in 1855 or 1856. He commenced life as a pupil in an architect's office in Manchester, but afterwards found employment in London as a comic artist on "Judy," and from 1884 to 1886 as cartoonist on "Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday." In 1888 he published fifty of the "Sloper" cartoons. He was a clever draughtsman in his own particular line of somewhat exaggerated humour. He died of rapid consumption on 2nd June, 1888.

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