20 May 1855
|Education||West London School of Art|
|Known for||Painting and Illustrating|
Alfred Pearse (20 May 1855 – 1933) was an English cartoonist and campaigner, also known as A Patriot. Pearse was a fourth generation artist and son of celebrated decorative artist J.S. Pearse. He studied at West London School of Art and gained numerous prizes for drawing.
Pearse designed posters campaigning for women's suffrage. He drew a weekly cartoon for Votes for Women from 1909, and was also regularly published in The Illustrated London News, Boy's Own Paper and Punch. With Laurence Housman, he set up the Suffrage Atelier.
Pearse produced various artworks, cartoons and propaganda related to British efforts in World War One.
He was a wood engraver, book illustrator and art critic, including for the Manchester Guardian.
His son Denis Colbron Pearse (1883-1971) also was an illustrator.
- "john-adcock.blogspot.com - Alfred Pearse". Retrieved 5 November 2012.
- p.44, Funny Girls:Cartooning for Equality, Diane Atkinson
- Works by Alfred Pearse at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Alfred Pearse at Internet Archive
- Alfred Pearse at Library of Congress Authorities, with 5 catalogue records
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