Biography

2014  Scarfes Bar named at Rosewood, London. Walls decorated with Scarfes work on canvas

2013 Major retrospective exhibition at Museum Kampa, Prague.

2012 Major retrospective exhibition at Cesky Krumlov Gallery in the Czech Republic.
2010 (October) Book  published, The Making of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
2010 Exhibition at Wilhelm Busch Museum, Hanover, Germany.
2010 Curator, Rude Britannia exhibition at Tate Gallery, London.
2009 Exhibition in Halle, Germany-Tear Down The Wall.
2008-9 House of Commons exhibition of political work (Oct-Jan).
2008 The Magic Flute designed by Scarfe performed at Los Angeles Opera.
2008 Book published, Monsters – How George Bush Saved The World & Other Tall Stories.
2008 Made CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours.
2007 Peter Schaufuss ballet, Satisfaction, featuring Scarfe designs, performed in London at Apollo Theatre,    Shaftesbury Avenue.
2007 Made Hon.Dr Laws, University of Dundee
2006 British Press Awards – Cartoonist of the Year
2006 Designed projected backdrops for Peter Schaufuss Ballet’s new production of Satisfaction, modern production about the Rolling Stones, performed in Germany &other  European cities.
2005 Exhibition of work at Fine Arts Society, London.
2005 Publication of book – Gerald Scarfe – Drawing Blood (November). Time Warner books.
2005 Exhibition – Heroes & Villains, Sheffield Galleries & Museum.
2004 Animation sequence for American Dream sequence, Miss Saigon – national & international tour.
2003-5 Illustrated lecture tour at venues all over the UK
2003 BBC Documentary Film – Gerald Scarfe: Drawing Blood
2003 Book published, Heroes & Villains – Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery
2003 Exhibition, Heroes & Villains – Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery
2002 Made Hon DLitt, University of Kent
2002 Designer sets and costumes, The Nutcracker, English National Ballet
2001 Made Hon Dr Arts, Liverpool University
2001 One man show, Gerald Scarfe in Southwark.
2000-1 Touring Exhibition: Scarfe at the NPG – Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter; Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury; Derby Art Gallery; Kingston Museum
2000 Costume designer, Peter & The Wolf, Holiday on Ice, Paris & world tour
2000 Designer of six sculptures for Self-Portrait Zone, The Dome, Greenwich, London

 

1990′s

1999 Exhibition of paintings and drawings titled Scarfe at the N.P.G. at the National Portrait Gallery, London
1998 Designer of sets and costumes for a new Opera, Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, Los Angeles Opera
1998 Designer, set of postage stamps of comedians for the Royal Mail
1997 Book published, Hades – The Truth At Last, Disney Press
1997 (Oct) South Bank Show special, Scarfe Meets Disney, about his collaboration with Disney animators on Hercules, for Independent Television
1997 Exhibition of the drawings for Hercules at the Z Gallery, New York
1997 (Jun-Nov) Exhibition – Gerald Scarfe Meets Walt Disney at the Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank, London
1994-7 Production Designer and visual creator of characters in Disney animation feature Hercules, premiered in the USA in July 1997 and in the UK in October 1997.
1993-4 Designed sets and costumes for Feydeau farce, An Absolute Turkey (Le Dindon) (Laurence Olivier Award)
1993 Designer, sets and costumes for The Magic Flute, Los Angeles Opera House (remounted Los Angeles, Houston in 1998 and 2008, Seattle in 1999, San Francisco in 2007)
1993 Exhibition, ScarfeFace, Chris Beetles Gallery, London
1993 Book published: ScarfeFace (Sinclair-Stevenson)
1992 Director, script-writer and presenter, Horst for BBC’s Omnibus
1992 Director, script-writer and presenter BBC TV film, Scarfe on Class
1992 Director, script-writer and presenter BBC TV film, Scarfe in Paradise
1992 Book, Scarfe on Stage
1992 Began long association with The New Yorker magazine
1991 Director, script-writer and presenter BBC TV film, Scarfe on Sex
1991 Director, script-writer and presenter BBC TV film, Scarfe on Art
1990 Director, Channel 4 comedy, The Boxer
1990 Director, Channel 4 comedy, The Photographer
1990 Director, Channel 4 comedy, The Traveller

1980′s

1989 Director, script-writer and presenter, I Like The Girls Who Do, documentary on Max Miller
1989 Book published, Scarfeland: A Lost World of Fabulous Beasts and Monsters
1988 Director, script-writer and presenter, Scarfe’s Follies, BBC TV
1988 Book published, Scarfe: Line of Attack
1987 Devisor and director of autobiographical film, Scarfe by Scarfe for BBC TV (BAFTA winner)
1987 Book published, Scarfe: Seven Deadly Sins
1986 Designer of sets, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis
1986 Designer of titles, Yes Prime Minister, BBC TV
1985 Designer of sets and costumes for Orpheus in the Underworld, ENO, London Coliseum, remounted: Detroit and Houston 1986, London, 1987, Los Angeles 1988
1985 Designer of sets and costumes for Who’s a Lucky Boy, a musical by Alan Price, Royal Exchange, Manchester
1984 Designer of animated sequences, The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking (Roger Waters, Eric Clapton touring show)
1984 Designer of titles, Yes Minister, BBC TV
1983 Designer of sets, The Big One, Dominion Theatre
1983 Exhibition – Gerald Scarfe at the Festival Hall.
1982 Publication of Gerald Scarfe (Thames & Hudson)
1981 Designer of back projected sets, No End of Blame, Royal Court Theatre

1970′s

1978 Set and costume designer, What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton, Oxford Playhouse
1978 Designer, writer, animation, Pink Floyd The Wall for MGM Films.  Also writer and designer of live action sequences.
1975-8 Designer and director of animation for Pink Floyd The Wall concerts and film
1975 Designer, animation and puppets, Pink Floyd The Wall live shows in London, New York, Los Angeles and Dortmund
1974 Publication of Scarfe’s book, Expletive Deleted
1974 Designer and director of animation for Pink Floyd live show, Wish You Were Here
1973 Book published, Indecent Exposure
1972 Animated film for BBCTV – Long Drawn-Out Trip
1971 Writer and director, Will The Real Mr Hogarth Please Stand Up, BBC TV
1971 Exhibition: Snap: Scarfe-Hockney-Bailey at the N.P.G.
1970-3 Exhibition – Gerald Scarfe, Sculpture, Pavilion d’Humour, Montreal
1970 Exhibition – Gerald Scarfe, Osaka, Japan
1970 Exhibition – Gerald Scarfe – 60-70 – Waddell Gallery, New York

1960′s

1969 Exhibition – Hung By Scarfe, Sears Vincent Price Gallery, Chicago
1969 Exhibition – Hung By Scarfe, Grosvenor Gallery, London
1968 Exhibition – US Election ’68 – Waddell Gallery, New York
1967 Costume designer, Ubu Unchained – Traverse Theatre
1967 Began long association with The Sunday Times as political cartoonist, also reportage  drawings in Vietnam, Northern Ireland and the Middle East.
1966 Book published, Gerald Scarfe’s People
1966 Worked for Time Magazine in New York, making reportage drawings and creating Time covers of the Beatles and many others.
1966 Joined the Daily Mail as political cartoonist.

Drawings & Paintings in Collections

Tate Gallery, London
National Portrait Gallery, London
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, New York
House of Commons Collection

News

Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood London now open!

  Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood London, filled with Gerald Scarfes’ specially commissioned canvases, had its official opening event on Monday 7th April.  The bar is great – and the work looks wonderful!

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