Victor Ambrus - A Life Drawing
Victor Ambrus is one of the greatest living draughtsmen working today.
After manning the barricades in the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, Victor fled to England and became a Royal Scholar at the Royal College of Art. As a prolific illustrator he has spent over fifty years painting, drawing and writing.
Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal Victor has acquired a host of other prestigious accolades in all fields including the Royal Academy Arts Club Award and Fellowship of the RSA.
A prodigy of the influential children's editor Mabel George at Oxford University Press Victor has gone on to work on over 300 books and latterly has become a television personality on the acclaimed Time Team series.
His virtuosity in line drawing and corresponding use of colour is without equal; his historical and folk stories remain amongst the finest works published. In 1998 he travelled to Japan as one of the invited seven British illustrators included in the ground-breaking exhibition The World of English Picture Books.
This exhibition focuses on Victor's book illustrations from the last twenty years, and is the first event of its kind to display his book artwork in Britain, offering collectors and enthusiasts a true opportunity to acquire work by a master draughtsman. Victor has also included a rare selection of his drawings televised on Time Team.
The Telling Line: Essays on 15 Contemporary Book Illustrators, Douglas Martin, Walker Books 1989.
The World of English Picture Books, Japan, Exhibition Catalogue 1998
The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustratators, Alan Horne, Antique Collector's Club, 1995, pp 69 - 70.
Please CLICK the link to the right to see the exhibition artwork.
6 - 27 June 2012
22 Bury St, St James's