A portrait by Gerald Mangan is on the cover of Eddie Linden’s A Thorn in the Flesh. In another vein his caricature work can be seen at
The Poetry Café,
22 Betterton Street, covent garden, London
‘Gerald Mangan: Caricatures’
15 Jul – 17 Aug 2013
An exhibition of portraits of poets, from Keats to Ashbery and Yeats to Jamie, by the former resident cartoonist of Poetry Review.
John Keats by Gerald Mangan.
Gerald Mangan’s elegant caricatures first appeared regularly in The Scotsman during the 1980s. He later became resident illustrator for Poetry Review, which originally commissioned many of the drawings in this exhibition. He has drawn for The Guardian, TLS and Le Monde. His work is in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and he has recently been illustrating his own literary parodies in the Scottish Review of Books.
“Ought to better known than they are… witty portraits.” (TLS)
Works are for sale.
Gerald Mangan is a playwright, journalist and translator, as well as a poet and painter. His collection Waiting for the Storm was published by Bloodaxe; his stage plays include Crying Wolf. He is a former writer-in-residence at Dundee College of Art and Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh.