Henry Mayo Bateman, (1887 - 1970) 

Henry Mayo Bateman was a British humorous artist and cartoonist. Bateman was noted for his "The Man Who..." series of cartoons, featuring comically exaggerated reactions to minor and usually upper-class social gaffes, such as "The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before the Royal Toast", "The Man Who Threw a Snowball at St. Moritz" and "The Boy Who Breathed on the Glass at the British Museum."

 

He was born in the small village of Sutton Forest in New South Wales, Australia.  Soon after Henry was born, his strong-willed mother insisted that they return to London 'and civilisation'. Henry was always drawing from an early age, consistently producing funny drawings that told stories. Bateman greatly influenced the style of American cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman.

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