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Bill Leak
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Bill Leak


: 1956


: Adelaide, Australia


: 10 March 2017

Lived (approx.)

: 61 years


  • Australian editorial cartoonist, caricaturist and portraitist
Real name:Desmond Robert Leak
When did Bill Leak die? / Died10 March 2017
Where was Bill Leak born?Adelaide, Australia
Where did Bill Leak die? / Deathplace Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Hair color:White
Eyes color:Brown

Who was Bill Leak? / Facts

  • Brought up in Condobolin and Beacon Hill, Sydney, Leak attended the Julian Ashton Art School in the 1970s
  • His cartoons were first published in 1983 in The Bulletin and after he drew for The Sydney Morning Herald until 1994, when he was recruited by News Limited to contribute to The Daily-Telegraph-Mirror and later to The Australian
  • Leak has entered paintings into the Archibald on several occasions, having won the People's Choice Award in 1994 for his portrait of Malcolm Turnbull and the Packing Room Prize twice, in 1997 and 2000 for his portraits of Tex Perkins and Sir Les Patterson respectively
  • Leak's novel Heart Cancer was published in 2005 and in 2008 ABC TV aired his six-part series Face Painting
  • Leak's editorial cartoons for The Australian were at the centre of several controversies
  • Works that received considerable media coverage include a 2006 cartoon drawn during the West Papuan refugee crisis, a series of cartoons in 2007 that featured Kevin Rudd as Tintin, a 2015 cartoon depicting starving Indian people attempting to eat solar panels and two cartoons in 2016, one an illustration of a neglectful Aboriginal father and another that depicted same-sex marriage campaigners wearing rainbow-coloured Nazi uniforms

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