Ben Uri collection

It Gives Me Great Pleasure

Artist information

Name Harry Blacker (Nero) (1910-1999)

Other name Nero

Born London, England

Died London, England

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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).

Object Details

Object type drawing

Medium black filter pen on paper

Materials and techniques black filter pen (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 17.7 x 20 cm

Framed 43 x 30.1 cm

Signed signed, bottom right: Nero

Acquisition gift from the artist

Accession number 1987-34

Display status not on display


cartoon | drawing

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