Celebrating a milestone birthday for one of the greatest illustrators of the modern era we are pleased to present a unique display of original artwork by Brian Wildsmith, reflecting his 50 years as a world-class author and illustrator.
It was Brian Wildsmith’s ABC which broke the mould in 1961, and for which he won The Kate Greenway Medal the following year. Since then Brian's books have continued to enchant and delight children and adults throughout the world with a dazzling visual array of design and colour. This exhibition will highlight the re-publication of two best-selling books, Animal Gallery and A Christmas Journey. These and other books will be available for purchase at the gallery and online. Brian Wildsmith will be in attendance to sign on Tuesday 13th April from 5.30 – 8.00pm. All are welcome.
Until now his work has been only available by visiting the Brian Wildsmith Museum of Art near Tokyo; however this impressive exhibition will feature twenty-five original pieces of artwork which will be available for sale. This is the very first time that Brian has offered his artwork for purchase, and provides the collector with an opportunity to acquire rare and sought-after artwork.
Visit Brian Wildsmith's website designed by Starbrigh Books at http://www.brianwildsmith.com/
24 March - 24 April 2010
22 Bury Street, St James's London, SW1Y 6AL