Cartoonist, designer, writer and broadcaster who studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts as a Wedgwood Scholar. He was a member of the satirical magazine Private Eye’s staff from 1963; was cartoonist for The Listener, 1968–88; wrote art criticism for The Times, 1973–7; and was its diary cartoonist from 1983. Fantoni also designed film and television posters and painted a mural at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, 1985. In that year Fantoni published Barry Fantoni’s Chinese Horoscopes, followed by The Royal Family’s Chinese Horoscopes, 1988, and he broadcast on the subject for the London radio station LBC. Among his books was The Best of Barry Fantoni Cartoons, 1990. Was chairman of Chelsea Arts Club, 1978–80. His solo shows included Woodstock Gallery, 1963; Brunel University, 1974; and he had a retrospective at Cadogan Contemporary, 1991.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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