The History of Illustration

Edward Bawden CBE RA (1903-1989)

English. London.

Prints, book covers, posters, garden metalwork furniture.

Lino cuts: Hound of the Baskervilles, 1987;

Lithograph: Smithfield, from ‘The London Market’, 1947 (colour litho)

Lino cuts and Lithographs from 1950s -60s. Notably: Kew Gardens, Brighton, Liverpool Street Station, London Markets. London underground posters, other guides and views of London.

Linocuts characteristic with bold hatching and feature lines

qv: David Gentleman. Edward Gorey


Tutored at Cambridge School of Art by Paul Nash – in common with Eric Ravilious, Douglas Bloss, Enid Marx (Edward Bawden | Voices Education Project. 2015. Edward Bawden | Voices Education Project. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 16 February 2015].)

Lived through two world wars: notable ‘war art’ – commission to spruce up Lyons teashops after the war along with other contemporary artists.

Kathleen Hale (1898-2000)

Manchester. London.

Draws lots of cats – “Orlando” – childrens’ stories.

Her Desert Island Discs:  (5/6/1998)

‘Bohemian lifestyle’

Secretary to the painter Augustus John

Got bored with Beatrix Potter and Elmer the Elephant so started to make up new stories for her own children. Used her own husband as the basis for the cat’s character.

E H Shepard OBE (1879-1976)

Wind in the Willows


Punch magazine

OBE in 1972

Characteristic style: ink on paper B&W / also in colour

John Minton (1917 – 1957)

Born 25 Dec 1917, Died 22 Jan 1957

St John’s Wood School of Art (1945-38) []


Stage Design – collab Michael Ayrton – John Guilgood’s production of Macbeth, Picadilly Theatre 1942. []

Homosexual Portrait

Cookbooks by Elizabeth David

Books by Ronald Camberton

Suicide at age 39

Edward Ardizzone

Stig of the dump



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