Pidgeon, William Edwin (Wep) (1909–1981)

Spearritt, Peter (2012). Pidgeon, William Edwin (Wep) (1909–1981). In Melanie Nolan (Ed.), Australian dictionary of biography 18 ed. (pp. xx-xx) Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press.

Author Spearritt, Peter
Title of chapter Pidgeon, William Edwin (Wep) (1909–1981)
Title of book Australian dictionary of biography
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Edition 18
ISBN 9780522861310
Editor Melanie Nolan
Start page xx
End page xx
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
William Edwin (‘Wep’) Pidgeon (1909-1981), portrait painter, cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 7 January 1909 at Paddington, Sydney, younger son of Sydney-born parents Frederick Castledine Pidgeon (d.1913), leaded-window maker, and his wife Thirza Jessie, née White. Bill attended Glenmore Road Public and Sydney Technical High schools and, briefly, J. S. Watkins’ art school and East Sydney Technical College. His first job was at Wunderlich Ltd, Redfern, where he met (Sir) William Dobell, an advertising draughtsman. At 16 he became a cadet newspaper artist with the Sunday News; his first comic strip, ‘The Trifling Triplets’, was published in 1926. He worked on the Evening News, Daily Guardian, Smith’s Weekly, Sunday Sun, World and Daily Telegraph. [extract]
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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