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Richard Cole, was born in 1942, and studied painting at Wimbledon Art School. He has held many one man shows of his work in England and France, and has contributed caricatures and political cartoons regularly to The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday and Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times and The Guardian publications. Since 1988 he has been the contract artist for American CBS News covering major political debates in The House of Commons, and terrorist trials in Europe. He was in Lyon for the Nazi war criminal, Klaus Barbie’s trial in Lyon in 1991, and his probing drawings were published in The Observer. In 2004, Cole was the sole court artist in Baghdad, covering the courts martial of American soldiers at Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq. Cole divides his time between his studios in London and in the foothills of the French Alps.
WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The British Museum, The Bank of England Museum, Wimbledon Tennis Museum, Samlung Karikaturen and Cartoon Museum, Basel, Switzerland, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.