Gerard Hoffnung

German artist and musician, best known for his humorous works. Born 22 March 1925. Died 28 September 1959
Gerard Hoffnung
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1925-03-22
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Gerard Hoffnung

Gerard Hoffnung Biography (Wikipedia)

Gerard Hoffnung (22 March 1925 – 28 September 1959) was an artist and musician, best known for his humorous works.

Raised in Germany, Hoffnung was brought to London as a boy, to escape the Nazis. Over the next two decades in England, he became known as a cartoonist, tuba player, impresario, broadcaster and raconteur.

After training at two art colleges, Hoffnung taught for a few years, and then turned to drawing, on the staff of English and American publications, and later as a freelance. He published a series of cartoons on musical themes, and illustrated the works of novelists and poets.

In 1956 Hoffnung mounted the first of his "Hoffnung Festivals" in London, at which classical music was spoofed for comic effect, with contributions from many eminent musicians. As a broadcaster he appeared on BBC panel games, where he honed the material for one of his best-known performances, his speech at the Oxford Union in 1958.

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The bricklayer
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The bricklayer
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French Widows
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French Widows
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Bricklayers Lament
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Bricklayers Lament
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Letters From A Tyrolean Landlord
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Letters From A Tyrolean Landlord
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Advice To Tourists
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Advice To Tourists
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Bricklayer's Story
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Bricklayer's Story
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Hoffnung
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Hoffnung
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Speech at the Oxford Union
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Speech at the Oxford Union
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