DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
|THE LIFE STORY|
|WYNDHAM ROBINSON "All Home Grown" August 1936|
|BOHUN LYNCH "The first Lloyd of the Treasury". From Decorations and Absurditities 1923 with text|
|LONGDEN, Cartoon, Wit and Caricature, E.T.Reed 'Essence of Parliament (with Churchill)|
|LONGDEN, Cartoon, Wit and Caricature, David Low "The Past Meets the Presnt"|
|ART WORKERS GUILD portrait|
|J.GILROY, CARTOON , DLG AND THE HAIRDRESSER|
Like Winston Churchill at the other end of the social scale, Lloyd George was the Visual Satirist's Dream. He was a dapper man. Churchill called him "The Little Man", although they were of the same height. He wore distinctive and racy clothing, struck bantam-cock style poses and had the reputation of being a Shape Shifter, and a Snake Oil Salesman. His dubious reputation as a Ladies's Man, as a gifted speaker and as a conciliator was well deserved. In many ways Lloyd George is a better template for the understanding of the present incumbent of the office (2020) than Winston Churchill, e.g. a similar cavalier disregard of detail, and a recourse to sudden highly florid personal attacks on his opponents, Sixth form style and above all a gift for entertaining a jaded public. To date Boris Johnson has not, however, demonstrated the ability alluded to in LG's case, of Hypnotising the Public into a compliant stupor.
The graphic equivalents of his achievements and follies are well recorded by the best cartoonists of the age, David Low and Leo Cheney in particular. Find Leo Cheney's Coalition Pantomime Horse in "Performance" . Under Foreign Affairs, Ghilchip has caught LG tarting among the Bolshies for Trade Deals; just marvellous.
|GRIGGS, PEOPLES' CHAMPION|
|GRIGGS, FROM PEACE TO WAR|
|GILBERT, ARCHITECT OF CHANGE|
|GILBERT, ORGANISER OF VICTORY|
|MY FIRST SCREEN|