Collection: Ralph Steadman

Discover the bold and provocative world of Ralph Steadman, the British illustrator famed for his iconic collaboration with Hunter S. Thompson. With roots in Wallasey during WWII, Steadman's journey from model aeroplanes to groundbreaking political and social caricatures showcases a trailblazing career that continues to inspire.


Ralph Steadman (b. 1936) grew up in Wallasey during WWII, cultivating an early interest in model aeroplanes and technical drawing. After completing his National Service in 1954, Steadman embarked on a career as a cartoonist. Renowned for his distinctive style of political and social caricatures, Steadman has become a trailblazer in the art world, influencing countless artists with his provocative and impactful illustrations.