Henry Mayo Bateman 1887-1970

Bateman was born in Australia but returned to England for his education.  His brilliance stems from the ability to capture the essence of a character in just a few small strokes of the pen.  Bateman used very thin paper for his illustrations which he stuck down to sheets of card - this means that the freshness of colour of some of his works has been dulled over the years, however his penmanship more than makes up for this oversight.