06 The 90’s: Portraits … Caricatures …

In the 1990s I worked commercially and had regular work as caricaturist. For about 10 years orders came in via contacts in the corporate world in London, from such companies as Reuters, Gartner, GE Capital, Ford and Siemens. The commissions via Reuters were the most frequent thanks to our generous friend Fran Kelly who worked at Reuters and who kept giving me these requests for farewell presents for Reuters collaborators who went to work overseas for the firm or how got promoted and moved to another department.

Robbert Ruigrok, ‘A  Sales Director at GE Capital, London, moves back to his home city Boston, after successful completion of profits codenamed Zorro and Iceberg; he likes waterskiing, playing tennis and showing his sales performance in Excel.’ Watercolour, ca. 1997.

   

Photo of Sales Director who moves to Boston.

   

Robbert Ruigrok, ‘A successful Sales Manager at Reuters moving from London to Singapore; she plays polo, shops at Ralph Lauren and drinks Champagne.’ Watercolour, ca. 1997.

   

Robbert Ruigrok, ‘Sales manager at Reuters whose passions are playing golf, going to Centre Parcs, fishing, collecting gadgets and buying his future dream house in the country side’. Watercolour ca. 1998.

   

 

Robbert Ruigrok, ‘Sales Manager at Reuters, Rodger Armstrong, whose passions are Everton football club, horse races, golf and smoking. Watercolour ca. 1999.    

Robbert Ruigrok, ‘Sales Executive at Gartner, whose passions are making money, being Swedish, Smarties, and moving back to his home country Sweden’, reason why this Watercolour was commissioned. Watercolour ca. 2000.

   

Robbert Ruigrok,  ‘Sales Executive at Gartner, whose passions are making money, being Swedish, [etcetera]’. Watercolour ca. 2000.

   

Robbert Ruigrok, ‘A Senior couple, celebrate their wedding anniversary, they live in the countryside, called their house Fernham Castle; he is a phlebotomist and reads a lot about blood even in retirement, and his passions are biking and fishing; hers are gardening, being a grandmother and wearing a summer hat; they have two golden retreivers.’ Watercolour, ca. 1999.

   

Robbert Ruigrok, detail of ‘A Senior couple, celebrate their wedding anniversary, they live in the countryside, called their house Fernham Castle, [etcetera].’. Detail: Fish and Windsor Castle. Watercolour, ca. 1999.

   

   

Robbert Ruigrok, ‘A successful top woman at Reuters dreams of moving to the Lake District, reads the Financial Times, buys of lot on her boyfriend Will’s credit card, loves Thorntons chocolates, has a horse, loves her cat, buys lots of Crabtree & Evelyn beauty products and shops at John Lewis.’ Watercolour, ca. 1997.

   

   

Photo of successful top woman at Reuters dreams of moving to the Lake District. Robbert Ruigrok,

   

   

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One Response to “06 The 90’s: Portraits … Caricatures …”

  1. goed, joh, en echt lijkend!

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