Monday, June 05, 2017

Barry Wilkinson Illustrates A Boat and Bax by Roger Collinson

As regular readers will know I am a big fan of this style of pen and ink illustration seen in children's books in particular through the 1950s to the 1970s. I still haven't come up with a suitable single word to describe the style but it was very widespread and then basically disappeared in the 1980s as publishers dropped the idea of illustrated children's books for any other than your actual 'picture books'.

All the interior illustrations here (not the cover) are by Barry Wilkinson. He was a Yorkshire born artist who studied locally in Dewsbury Art School and then found himself at The Royal College of Art after his war service. He worked in a variety of media as a 'commercial artist' including work as a stained glass designer. He is probably best known for taking over the illustrations of the Paddington Bear books from Peggy Fortnum.

He has featured here on FFEP before.


Anonymous said...

Actually, Barry Wilkinson illustrates A Boat and Bax.

Callum said...

Thank you... fixed!

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