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Sillince, William Augustus 1906 – 1974)

William Sillince original cartoon artwork.

William Sillince was born in Battersea, London and studied at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art and Central School of Art, London. He began work in advertising before becoming a freelance cartoonist, contributing to Punch between 1936 - 1974, including whole page political cartoons as deputy to Leslie Illingworth. Sillince also drew regularly for The Bystander. Fougasse described Sillince as 'a humorist-stylist and, technically a most excellently equipped artist, with an enthusiasm for experiment.' He also worked under the pen name of 'Silenvs'.