About the Artist

London-based artist Christopher Madden was born in Durham in the north of England in 1952.
After working as a cartoonist for most of his professional life he is now concentrating on his work in other artistic fields.


Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall (2022) (Solo show)
Short-listed for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition, London (2022)
Penwith Gallery, St Ives (2020)
London Group Open, London (2019)
London Group Open, London (2017)
National Open Art exhibition, London (2016)
Short-listed for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition, London (2016)

Contemporary art London

His cartoon work has appeared in exhibitions including:

Musée d'Orsay, Paris, in a presentation/performance by Isabella Rossellini (2021)
Oxo Tower, London (2021)
Cells Gallery, Devonport Guildhall,Plymouth (2018)
Charing Cross Library, Charing Cross Road, London (2018)
Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury (2018)
Westminster Reference Library, Westminster, London (2017)
William Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner, London (2017)
Chris Beetles Gallery, London (2016)
Cartoon Museum, London (2015)
Cobb Gallery, London (2014)
Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester (2013)
Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury (2013)
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2008)
Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury (2008)
Cartoon Museum, London (2006)
Association of Illustrators annual exhibition, London (1986 and 1987),
Centerprise, Kingsland High Street, London (1982 and 1985).

London contemporary art
His work is informed by a keen interest in environmental issues, philosophy, science and, of course, art.

His interest in the environment resulted in a book of his cartoons on the subject being published by WWF (the World Wildlife Fund) in 1991.
His work as a cartoonist and illustrator featured regularly in the Guardian newspaper in the 1980s and 1990s and in the BBC science magazines Focus and Knowledge in the 2000s. He was the resident cartoonist in Philosophy Now magazine between the 1990s and the 2010s.
His work appears in numerous educational and academic publications by publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Open University Press, Nature and more. During the 2000s he was a regular contributor to the journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
His work currently appears in magazines such as Private Eye, the Spectator and the Critic
He contributed a weekly cartoon on gardening to the Irish Sunday Independent newspaper for over twenty years.
As well as working on his art he is working on improving the biodiversity where he lives just outside Zennor in Cornwall.

His cartoon work can be seen on his cartoon web site here.