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Charles Gordon McClure (1885–1933), also known as Dyke White, was a Scottish artist, best known for his political cartoons in the Scottish press.
Gordon’s father was originally a shopkeeper in Garlieston, but the family moved to Glasgow some time between 1891 and 1901.
Gordon attended the Glasgow School of Art, and was awarded a Haldane Travelling Scholarship which enabled him to travel on the continent.
He was initially a painter, and exhibited at the Glasgow Royal Institute of Fine Arts and other Scottish exhibitions. One of his oil paintings is said to have caused a furore in the Glasgow Art Gallery. It was called “The Intruder”, and was a painting of a lady bathing in the bulrushes with someone peeping in at her.
He found he had a talent as a cartoonist, and joined the Glasgow branch of the National Union of Journalists in November 1917, moving to London in June 1926 and back to Glasgow in January 1929.
He became a well-known cartoonist, working for Outram Press in Glasgow. His cartoons give a lively take on Public Life in the 1920s and 30's. They were regularly printed in various Glasgow papers, including the Daily Record and Mail, and the Scottish Daily Express, and also for a period in London papers. He always worked under the pseudonym Dyke White, a name which harks back to his childhood in Garlieston (White Dyke Farm.)
Gordon was married to Hilda (née Butler), and they had three children – Ramsey, Robin and Rachel.
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