Rafty in 1944, during his service with the Australian Army as an official war artist
12 October 1915
|Died||9 October 2015 (aged 99)|
(m. 1952; w. 2012)
Tony Rafty (born Anthony Raftopoulos; 12 October 1915 – 9 October 2015) was an Australian artist. He specialized in drawing caricatures. He sketched sportsmen and women at every Olympic Games from 1948 (in London) to 1996 (in Atlanta).
In 1981 Rafty became the world’s first caricaturist to have subjects appear on national stamps, with caricatures of sportsmen Victor Trumper , Walter Lindrum , Sir Norman Brookes  and Darby Munro  appearing on stamps issued by Australian Post.
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- Hugh Holt (16 November 2010). "Tony Rafty OAM:Witness to Indonesia's war of independence". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- Tingle, Greg. "Tony Rafty: Caricaturist and Australian National Treasure". Media Man. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
- Masters, Roy (10 October 2015). "Sketcher of the stars Tony Rafty dies days before his 100th birthday". smh.com.au.
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