Bernard Partridge


Sir Bernard Partridge, artist, cartoonist, and actor, was born in London, England, on October 11, 1861. He was educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, and later studied at the West London School of Art. Partridge worked briefly as a stained-glass designer and acted under the name of "Bernard Gould." After this acting experience, Partridge stopped acting and turned exclusively to drawing. Partridge painted two portraits of Shaw: one in 1894 and another in 1925. In 1891, Partridge joined the staff of Punch in 1891 as a junior cartoonist. He slowly gained promotions over the next eighteen years until he became principal cartoonist in 1909. Though his career began with humorous and theatrical cartoons, Partridge began drawing political cartoons for Punch in 1899 and continued to do so until his retirement in 1945. In 1925, Partridge was knighted. He died on August 9, 1945.