Mark Handley

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Mark Handley

Born 1943, Mark Handley was educated at Uppingham and Churchill College, Cambridge and went on to a career in architecture. He won a prize in a Punch cartoon competition in 1969 and subsequently made a series of drawings for the Cambridge Evening News on the subjects of bicycling and hunting. He began making Lino cuts in 1980 after meeting Edward Bawden for whom he designed a studio Saffron Waldon. He lapsed into verse in the 1990s in friendly competition with the illustrator David Eccles. From 2004 he began contributing lino cuts to the new literary quarterly Slightly Foxed. Since 1981 he has had numerous one-man shows in and around Cambridge including his large architectural and satirical lino cuts. Poet’s Cornered is his first published collection of verses with cuts.