Born in Bishopsgate, London, Strube first worked as a draughtsman for a furniture company before joining a small advertising agency. He studied at the John Hassal Art School after which he began producing cartoons. He sold his first work to the Conservative and Unionist magazine in 1909, soon after which he began producing a weekly cartoon for Throne and Country. From 1912 to 1948 Strube was the Daily Express’s editorial cartoonist. For many of those years, the paper had the largest circulation in the world, and Strube became the most popular cartoonist of the inter-war period. He ridiculed the Nazis and thus found the Daily Express being banned in the nineteen-thirties in Germany, and himself of their hitlist during the Second World War. Strube was a notable member of the London Sketch Club in the 1930s.
Information taken from: ‘Political Cartoon Society’, http://www.politicalcartoon.co.uk/html/exhibition.html, Accessed 16 August 2002, and ‘Sidney Strube’, http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jstrube.htm, Accessed 16 August 2002; Farman, J., ‘galleryonthegreen.co.uk’,http://www.galleryonthegreen.co.uk/mainfiles/sketch/history.htm, accessed October 03 2003. See alsohttp://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/000264.php, accessed 28 January 2005.
- Benson, T., Strube: The World’s Most Popular Cartoonist, 2004
- Political Cartoon Society Sidney Strube Exhibition (2004-5)