Challen, Thomas Arthur TAC (1911 - 1964)
Thomas Arthur Challen TAC original cartoon artwork.
Thomas Arthur Challen TAC was a cheery hard-drinking Bohemian who started his career at the piano of a Melbourne silent picture theatre. He studied art in Melbourne and drew caricatures for Table Talk before going to London in 1938, where he contributed to various papers and periodicals, including being the political cartoonist on the Sunday Pictorial. He fled Britain in 1940 along with Sam Wells, and was appointed staff cartoonist on Sydney’s Daily Mirror. In the 1950s he worked for the Sunday Telegraph.