Leon Kuhn

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Leon Kuhn (1954 – 2013 [1]) was an anti-war[2] political cartoonist[3] who created topical parodies in the United Kingdom and was listed as an initial supporter of Artists against the War.[4]

In 1968, when he was 14 years old, Leon won first place in the Sunday Observer's national political cartoon competition.[5] With Colin Gill in 2005 he co-authored the book Topple the Mighty "about knocking down statues of unpopular leaders".[6] The book's foreword was by George Galloway, who Kuhn helped during the United Kingdom general election, 2005.[6] Some of his work was used by Respect – The Unity Coalition from 2005 to 2008 and by the Stop the War Coalition from 2007 onwards.[7] His Statue of Liberty work was used in the film Children of Men.[8]

Selected works[edit]

  • Big Bang for Bureaucrats: Incorporating an Activist's Anti-nuclear Primer by Leon Kuhn (11 Nov 1983; Burning Issues Ltd; ISBN 978-0-9509045-0-4)
  • Statue of Liberty or how the rest of the world sees America. Postcard, 2004
  • Topple the Mighty by Leon Kuhn and Colin Gill. (2005, Friction; ISBN 978-0-9549507-4-3)
  • Off/On. Postcard, 2009


  1. ^ Bird, Chris (2013-12-20). "Leon Kuhn, anti-war and political cartoonist: 1954-2013". Counterfire. 
  2. ^ Dalton, Paisley (2008-01-07). "Anarchy Goes Etablissement". Zeitgeistworld. Retrieved 2009-11-27. two infinitely more powerful paintings by celebrated anti-war cartoonist Leon Kuhn- The Proud Parents and 3 Guilty Men 
  3. ^ Labour Research Department; Fabian Research Department (2005). Labour research. 4. Labour Research Dept. p. 27. Retrieved 2009-11-27. Topple the mighty 
  4. ^ "aims". Artists Against the War. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  5. ^ MAD DOGS video at 40 seconds
  6. ^ a b Stothard, Peter (2005-09-26). "WBLG: Topple the mighty". The Times. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  7. ^ stopwar.org.uk's search results for kuhn
  8. ^ Children of Men (Motion picture). 2006-09-22. "STATUE OF LIBERTY" BY LEON KUHN © 2006. USED BY PERMISSION. 


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