Dagfinn Bakke (16 August 1933 – 1 January 2019) was a Norwegian painter, illustrator and printmaker.
|Born||16 August 1933|
|Died||1 January 2019 (aged 85)|
|Occupation||Illustrator, printmaker and painter|
Bakke was born in Lødingen, and settled in Svolvær. From 1952 he worked as illustrator for the magazine Magasinet For Alle. From 1956 to 1992 he was appointed as illustrator for the newspaper Lofotposten, where he had a regular column which he signed as DAN. He illustrated several books, and is represented at the National Gallery of Norway and other art galleries.
In 1983, his caricature of Margaret Thatcher, pictured as a besom-riding witch escorted home from the Falkland Islands by British aircraft, won first prize at the International Salon of Cartoons in Montreal.
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- Graff, Finn; Mannila, Leena; Smit, Toril M, eds. (1984). Norske Avistegnere (in Norwegian). Oslo: J. M. Stenersens Forlag. pp. 112–115, 226. ISBN 82-7201-035-6.
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