Martin Sharp, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Martin Sharp

Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker

Date of Birth: 21-Jan-1942

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 01-Dec-2013

Profession: illustrator, songwriter, painter, cartoonist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Martin Sharp

  • Martin Ritchie Sharp (21 January 1942 – 1 December 2013) was an Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker. Sharp made contributions to Australian and international culture from the early 1960s, and was called Australia's foremost pop artist.
  • His psychedelic posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan and others rank as classics of the genre, and his covers, cartoons and illustrations were a central feature of OZ magazine, both in Australia and in London.
  • Sharp co-wrote one of Cream's best known songs, "Tales of Brave Ulysses", created the cover art for Cream's Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire albums, and in the 1970s became a champion of singer Tiny Tim, and of Sydney's embattled Luna Park.

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