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Martha Richler was born in 1964 to Canadian parents. She was born in London, but later moved with her family to Montreal in 1972. Her father was the Canadian novelist, screenwriter and political satirist Mordecai Richler, who himself was often the subject of political cartoons. Martha was educated at Harvard, Columbia and New York University, and by 1985 was drawing a weekly comic strip for the Daily Express

Having started working as a political cartoonist in 1996, in 2003 Richler became chief editorial cartoonist for the Evening Standard, signing herself “MARF”. Since then Richler has published hundreds of political cartoons, and in 2008 began publishing online on the site Richler has also worked as the editorial cartoonist for the Jewish Chronicle in London and the Jewish Quarterly, as well as working at The Week online. Despite having lived in the UK for most of her life, Martha has also lived in Montreal, New York, Washington DC, France and Toronto.

In 2011 the Guildhall Art Gallery in London held a solo exhibition of Richler’s work entitled “City Blues: Cartoons on the Banking Crises and Recession”, which was the first exhibition of its kind at the gallery. Richler's work is also included in the public collections at the V&A and the Saatchi Gallery in London.



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