George Du Maurier was a famous French-British artist, cartoonist and novelist. He was born in Paris, but came to London to work as a chemist. His first cartoon was published in magazine Punch in 1860, and he remained a staff artist for the rest of his life. In his cartoons, Du Maurier mostly aimed at the affected manners of Victorian society, the bourgeoisie and members of Britain's growing Middle Class in particular. Du Maurier's cartoons were the origin for such expressions as "curate's egg" and "bedside manner". Among his sequential work are 'The Philosopher's Revenge'.
His artwork further appeared in Harper's, The Graphic, The Illustrated Times, The Cornhill Magazine and the religious periodical Good Words, and he also worked as a book illustrator. Later in his life, his eye sight failed, which led him to stop drawing and turn to writing novels. He is the author of three books: 'Peter Ibbetson' (1891), that was later adapted to a stage play and film, the gothic horror book 'Trilby' (1894) and the autobiographical 'The Martian' (1896). He was the grandfather of Daphne Du Maurier, the British novelist famous for her book 'Rebecca'.