Nicolas Clerihew Bentley (14 June 1907 – 14 August 1978) was a British author and illustrator, best known for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s. (The son of Edmund Clerihew Bentley (inventor of the clerihew verse form), he was given the name Nicholas but opted to change the spelling.)
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''He followed in his father's footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic.''Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978), British artist, author, publisher. Quoted in Evan Esar, Treasury of Humorous Quotations, ed. Nicolas Bentley (1951).