Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist born at 46 Park Street, Regent's Park, London, on 28 January 1875, the son of John Streeter Davenport McGill, a stationer, and his wife, Rosina Bisgood.
His name has become synonymous with the genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
The cards feature an array of attractive young women, fat old ladies, drunken middle aged men, honeymoon couples, and vicars. He has been called 'the king of the saucy postcard', and his work is collected and appreciated for his artistic skill, its power of social observation and earthy sense of humour. Even at the height of his fame he only earned three guineas a design, but today his original artwork can fetch thousands of pounds.
The Streatham Society booklet: Donald McGill's Comic Postcards and the Streatham Connection by Judy Harris is available from our web site https://www.streathamsociety.org.uk/people.html