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Artist of the Revolution


ISBN:  9781856359481

Cartoons of Earnest Kavanagh by James Curry.



Prior to his death on the front steps of Dublin's Liberty Hall during the Easter Rising, Ernest Kavanagh, an employee of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union, had established himself as a political cartoonist. Using the initials E.K., he regularly contributed illustrations to Irish labour, nationalist and suffrage newspapers during the course of the previous four years.

These cartoons saw him champion the rights of Ireland's working class, depict William Martin Murphy and the Dublin Metropolitan Police as murderous monsters during the 1913 Dublin Lockout, attack John Redmond for his recruitment of Irish soldiers following the outbreak of World War One, and lend his support to the Irish suffragette movement in their effort to secure the vote for the women of Ireland.

This collection of original Kavanagh cartoons provides us with a fascinating pictorial record of an Ireland filled with protest and social unrest during the Dublin Lockout, First World War, and lead-up to the 1916 Easter Rising.

James Curry is a native of Dublin and has graduated with B.A. and M. Phil history degrees from Trinity College.

Above from Mercier Press publications.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 06 January, 2014.