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Alumnus Highlight: Bonzo the Dog’s 100th Birthday

 

Bonzo the Dog’s 100th Birthday

Bonzo the dog toasting with a glass or champagne with a photo of his creator George E. Studdy in the background.
Image courtesy of David and Valerie Leith.

 

Bonzo the Dog is a fictional cartoon character first created in 1922 by British comic strip artist and Heatherleys alumnus George E. Studdy.

George worked as a stockbroker with the Thames Iron Works but had always dreamed of going back to school. With £100 given to him by his aunt, he attended night classes at what is now The Heatherley School of Fine Art. He studied drawing at Heatherleys as well as studying animal anatomy at Calderon’s Animal School. With these skills he created the infamous Bonzo the Dog.

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A text talking about Bonzo the dog, the illustrated dog created by Heatherleys alumnus George E. Studdy.

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