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John Spooner, 2001 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 50.0 cm x 40.5 cm, image: 40.0 cm x 27.0 cm)

John Spooner (b. 1946), editorial cartoonist and illustrator, graduated in law before turning to political illustrating and cartooning in the early 1970s. He has worked for the Age newspaper since 1973, and since 2006 has supplied the cartoon accompanying the editorial. He was editorial adviser for Dissent magazine from 2000 to 2001, and for Quadrant from 1991 to 1997. He has won four Walkley awards and five Stanley awards, and the 2003 Graham Perkin Award for journalist of the year. He has published several volumes of cartoons including Spooner in the works (1999). Also a printmaker and painter, he was shared winner of the Fremantle Print Prize and the Mornington Peninsula Print Acquisitive Prize in 1986.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Accession number: 2011.109

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John Spooner (age 55 in 2001)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.