"Sue Macartney-Snape belongs to a tradition that runs from William Hogarth to Ronald Searle"

Gyles Brandreth


Sue Macartney-Snape was born in Tanzania, grew up in Australia and arrived in London in 1980. She has had sell out exhibitions with leading London galleries and has had many commissions, including ones from Glyndebourne and The Metropolitan Opera. From 1994-2011 Sue Macartney-Snape drew the characters in the Saturday Telegraph Magazine's Social Stereotypes column, a selection of which have been republished in nine books. She has won the Pont Award for drawing British Character and has been acclaimed as the "Wodehouse of Art".


Sue Macartney-Snape works out of the great British tradition of caricature and her wonderful observations of the contemporary British social scene echo those of the great satarists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including Hogarth, Gilray and Cruikshank.


"Macartney-Snape is not so much an observer, more a collector, pinning her victims like butterflies in a display cabinet..... Very enjoyable."  

Michael Parkinson

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