Willson (Richard)

General Ojukwu,


, , 1969.
the original artwork used for the front cover of The Spectator magazine, published on 20th December, 1969, a ‘big head’ portrait of the Military Governor, Chukwuemaka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (1933-2011), leader of the breakaway republic of Biafra in Nigeria, shown sitting nonchalantly with his elbow resting on a desk, a cigarette gently burning in his hand,

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,.