Les Tanner

Les Tanner

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Les Tanner (15 June 1927 - 23 July 2001) was an Australian cartoonist and journalist. Tanner was born in Sydney and began his career at The Daily Telegraph (Australia) in 1942. Seconded from the cadet's room to the artist department, he worked under the mentorship of Art Director Tommy Hughes, Senior Artist Frank Broadhurst and William Edwin Pidgeon, (aka WEP) a three-time Archibald Prize winner. At 18, Tanner was sent to Japan by the editor Brian Penton to work at BCON - the Occupation Force Newspaper - as a cartoonist. Pidgeon had introduced him to the works of Hokusai and other ukiyo-e artists, including Utamaro; and much of Tanner's spare time and staff sergeant's pay was spent buying as many woodblock prints as he could whilst there.
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134955833
  • 9786134955836