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Ridgewell, William (1881 - 1937)

William Ridgewell original cartoon artwork.

William Ridgewell’s first drawings were published, as postcards, when he was 17. Stationed in India during the First World War, he contributed cartoons and sketches to The Looker-On and Indian Ink. On his return to Britain Ridgewell worked for Tit-Bits, Bystander, Punch and Passing Show. He drew advertisements for many diverse companies, including Stone’s Ginger Wine and Pratt’s Petrol.