Exhibitions: The Illustrators

Published On November 16, 2012 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, Conventions and events

(above, at the Fezziwig Ball, Mrs Fezziwig by the great Ronald Searle)

The Pro Cartoonist blog has details of the annual winter show at the Chris Beetles gallery in London, The Illustrators: the British Art of Illustration 1837 to 2012, which this year celebrates the bicentenaries of Charles Dickens and Edward Lear, with some eight hundred works spanning three centuries of illustration, including, as the PC blog notes, several cartoonist’s work, such as Jonathan Cusick, Matt Pritchett, David Low and Peter Brookes as well as some gorgeous work from many book illustrators, including the great kate Greenaway, who is still honoured to this day with the Kate Greenaway Medal which is awarded for children’s illustration each year and the brilliant writer and artist Mervyn Peake, EH Shepard and Ronald Searle. The exhibition runs from the 17th of November to the 5th of January, and you can see some of the wonderful illustrations that will be in the show on the gallery’s site here, along with a PDF of the catalogue, with most of the work also available to buy (I could spend a whole evening contentedly leafing through the art on display there).

(“Foiling” by and (c) Peter Brookes)


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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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