About Ralph

Ralph Steadman's originals are being displayed at art exhibits across the US. Ralph's Retrospective art exhibit drew thousands of visitors in 2019 with the works traveling to Lexington Kentucky, Eugene Oregon, San Francisco California, Kansas City Missouri and soon on to Lewiston Maine. If you get a chance to visit one of these US locations before the art goes back to the UK please do! 

Audible created an app to accompany the Ralph Steadman. Search "Ralph Steadman Audio Guide" in the App Store to download the free guide.

Ralph Steadman Retrospective Exhibit Schedule

The Bates College, Lewiston Maine POSTPONED


Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum, University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon
5th October 2019 - 19th January 2020

Society of Illustrators, New York NY
6th September - 6th November 2016

Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC
16th June - 12th August, 2018

Haight Street Art Center, San Francisco CA
6th November 2018 - 20th January, 2019

University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington KY
16th Feb - 5th May, 2019

Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City MO
1st June  - 8th September 2019


About Ralph

Ralph is a world renowned artist that has a unique abstract style that is strikingly unique with his gonzo style. Ralph was born in 1936 in Wallasey Chesire. Ralph attended East Ham Technical College and the London College of Printing.

Ralph has published numerous political satire illustrations and caricatures in publications such as the Rolling Stone, Punch, Private Eye, Scanlans, Running, Kotori Magazine, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and the New York Times. Ralph's unique style was the focus of the 2014 movie For No Good Reason which was narrated by actor Johnny Depp.

Ralph has won numerous awards for his cartoons and illustrations from books like Alice in Wonderland, I Leonardo, Inspector Mouse and That's My Dad. He has illustrated numerous other books including Animal Far, Treasure Island, The Poor Mouth and Fahrenheit 451 to name a few!

Ralph is very well-known for his longtime partnership with Hunter S. Thompson. Hunter and Ralph famously collaborated on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for the Rolling Stone in 1971 in the two issue series in which feature some of Ralph's most iconic illustrations. The story was made into a movie in 1998 starring Johnny Depp and directed by Terry Gilliam. They also famously chronicled the Kentucky Derby for Scanlans.

Other well-known works include the labels for The Flying Dog Brewery, numerous wine labels including the banned Cardinal Zin, album covers for Frank Zappa and the Who and the special edition box set art for the TV series Breaking Bad.

In 2017 Ralph Steadman was named to the Society of illustrators Hall of Fame.