Ralph Steadman

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Birth Name: Ralph Steadman
Born: 05/15/1936
Birth Place: WallaseyUK

Artist and author Ralph Steadman's anarchic illustrations brought vivid life to an array of projects, from Hunter S. Thompson's groundbreaking Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) to children's books, plays, movie posters and dozens of other showcases during his five-decade career. Born May 15, 1936 in the North West England town of Wallasey, Ralph Steadman was raised in North Wales after the devastating effects of the Blitz during World War II. He began drawing cartoons in the mid- to late 1950s while completing his national service in the Royal Air Force, and sold his first piece to the Manchester Evening Chronicle in 1956. Soon after, Steadman moved to London, where he s... Continue Bio >>

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