Geoffrey Huskinson (cartoonist)

Geoffrey Mark Clement Huskinson (25 September 1935 8 March 2018) was an English cartoonist and first-class cricketer. His cartoons found prominence from the mid-1970s, featuring in many exhibits, books and newspapers.

English cricketer and cartoonist

Geoffrey Huskinson
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Mark Clement Huskinson
Born 25 September 1935
Langar, Nottinghamshire, England
Died 8 March 2018(2018-03-08) (aged 82)
Menorca, Spain
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Leg break
Relations Geoffrey Huskinson (father)
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 10
Batting average 5.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 7
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 15 February 2019

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The eldest of four children, Huskinson was born at Langar Hall to the first-class cricketer Geoffrey Huskinson, Sr. and his wife, Carmen Imogen de las Casas, who was the daughter of a Spanish nobleman from Cuba.[1] He began to lose his hearing aged ten, shortly before attending Ampleforth College.[1] It was his deteriorating hearing that sparked his interest in drawing. Unable to concentrate in class, he began doodling on his desk.[1] After leaving Ampleforth, he was offered places at Slade School of Fine Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, but accepted a place at Edinburgh College of Art.[1]

His time there was brief, with Huskinson moving to New Zealand where he worked on a sheep station until 1955.[1] He returned to England, where he bought a farm in Lincolnshire.[1] Huskinson played a first-class cricket match for the Free Foresters against Oxford University at Oxford in 1959.[2] He had little success in what was his only foray into first-class cricket, scoring 3 runs in the Free Foresters first-innings before being dismissed by David Russell, while in their second-innings he was dismissed by David Sayer for 7 runs.[3] He married Judith Chadfield in 1961, with the couple having three sons.[1] During this period he worked for Aveling-Barford as their representative in Africa and the Middle East, before leaving in 1967 when the company was taken over by British Leyland.[1]

He took up art once more in the mid-1970s, initially specialising in portraiture and sculpting.[1] He later exhibited some cartoons he had drawn, and decided to focus as a cartoonist after they sold out within 30 minutes.[1] He exhibited across the world between 1980 and 2007, and was regularly selling over 3,000 prints a year.[1] His illustrations filled a number of books, most prominently those about horse racing and cookery.[1] His wife died in 2007, with Huskinson briefly marrying Sue Ward, who ran his dealing network.[1] In 2014, he moved to Menorca to live by the golf course at Son Parc,[1] where he died in March 2018.

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