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Cartoonist's unseen work unveiled
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The collection on display includes previously unseen drawings
Previously unseen work by the cartoonist Giles has gone on display at the University of Kent in Canterbury - home of the British Cartoon Archive.

The display, marking the transfer of the Giles archive to the university, includes drawings which have been in storage since the artist died in 1995.

Giles worked for the Daily Express and Sunday Express from 1943 to 1991.

He was "undoubtedly the most famous and best-loved cartoonist" of his time, said archive chief Dr Nicholas Hiley.

He said the display gave a "unique insight" into the man and his work.

Studio reconstruction

Two removal vans were needed to transport the collection because it was so large, much of it never seen before, Dr Hiley added.

He said Giles, who worked for most of his life in Ipswich, Suffolk, had a considerable influence on the style of British social and political cartooning.

The collection includes 85 original cartoons, sketches, letters, documents and books, and a reconstruction of the cartoonist's studio.

The exhibition can be seen at Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery until 3 February.




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