Willson (Richard)

Cledwyn Hughes, Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos,


, , c.1969.
the original artwork for a ‘big head’ portrait of the Welsh Labour politician, Cledwyn Hughes (1916-2001), trudging through the snow past farm, his hands thrust deep in his pockets. Born and raised on the Isle of Anglesey, Hughes served as its M.P. from 1950 to 1970, and again from 1974 to 1979. During those periods, his most significant appointments were as Secretary of State for Wales and as Minister for Agriculture. He was then elevated to the House of Lords where he played a very active and senior role on behalf of the Labour Party during their long period in opposition. He also maintained a high profile in Welsh public life, particularly in the field of education.

Richard Willson (1939-2011) began as a cartoonist for The Observer in 1968, before moving to The Times and Sunday Times in the early 1970s. His popular and distinctive work also frequently appeared in The Spectator, Washington Post, New Statesman, and New Scientist,.