Ben Uri collection

Work by Harry Blacker (Nero)

Born in the East End, Harry Blacker was known as the "Giles" of Anglo-Jewry, after the renowned Daily Express cartoonist. He presented the “unique identity of a community torn between tradition and assimilation, between spiritual ascent and the more social variety” in a distinctive visual form. In the 1970s when Ben Uri explored the applied arts in its exhibition programme at Dean Street, Soho, Nero (meaning ‘black in Italian) was given a solo show: ‘Some of my Best Jokes are Jewish - a new collection of cartoons’ (1971) and participated in the ‘Cartoon and Caricature Exhibition (1975).

8 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.

It Gives Me Great Pleasure

Object type drawing

Accession number 1987-34

The Night Watch: Guardroom at Poporinghe Barracks 1943

Object type print

Accession number 2016-23

Workshop Interior: Poporinghe Barracks 1942

Object type print

Accession number 2016-24

Stick Picket: Night Patrol around Camp Perimeter 1942

Object type print

Accession number 2016-26

Compulsory Bath Parade: In the Shower 1942

Object type print

Accession number 2016-25

Head of a Man

Object type drawing

Accession number 1988-11

East End Backyards

Object type print

Accession number 1990-12

East End Kitchen Interior

Object type drawing

Accession number 2016-05