Tom Ferry worked as an illustrator, commercial artist and caricaturist in Australia during the 1920's. Little is known of Ferry's life, nonetheless between June to August 1919 he exhibited in Sydney and Melbourne with other members of the Australian Arts Club including Lionel and Norman Lindsay, Lloyd Rees and Elioth Gruner (also born in NZ & moved to Autralia). Ferry's style, especially the confident use of graphite hatching to create depth and deail, is reminiscent of commercial illustration of the era. It is known that he illustrated and signed several Early Australian film posters including The Breaking of the Drought (1920). Ferry also worked as a caricaturist for populare newspapers such as the Sportsman - interestingly the National Library holds a caricature by Ferry of the Australian flyweight boxer George Mendies.