An Innovative caricatural style

COURIER was a Quarterly magazine published in London 1937 and 1938, slightly raffish and notable as the employer of the cartoonist VICKY whose uncharacteristic social drawings pepper the pages.

It also employed Patrick O'Lee about whom little is known. He specialised in a shiny, almost porcelain style of caricature, executed in airbrush, with an innovative shiny look. He always achieved an excellent likeness. In terms of slickness he could outslick many American social caricaturists such as Sam Berman.

I offer two examples here to show his unusual qualities.
The Music Hall artists Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtnedge

George Formby and Bette Davis.