Chris Beetles Gallery welcomes you to The Illustrators, the largest and most popular annual event worldwide for cartoon and illustration collectors. Focussing this year on the period from 1880 to the present, this extravaganza presents over 600 original works for sale by over 70 artists, with prices ranging from £350 to £35,000.
The exhibition celebrates the wealth of talent among illustrators of the last two centuries, from the ‘grandfather of British illustration’, Phil May, to the recent cartoonists, John Glashan and Mark Boxer. A special feature rehearses the entire period through designs for book covers and title pages, including work by Margaret Tarrant, Eric Fraser and the contemporary, Sara Midda.
The show contains over 70 artists, including
Anne Anderson • Honor Appleton • Edward Ardizzone • Mabel Lucie Attwell
S R Badmin • Fred Banbery • H M Bateman • Max Beerbohm • Nicolas Bentley
Mark Boxer • John Burningham • Emma Chichester Clark • Edmund Dulac
George Du Maurier • Rowland Emett • Fougasse • André François • Eric Fraser
Harold Gaze • Roy Gerrard • Charles Dana Gibson • John Glashan • Amanda Hall
Roy Hammond • Florence Harrison • John Hassall • Cyril Walter Hodges
Gerard Hoffnung • Helen Jacobs • Oliver Jeffers • Lynton Lamb • Alan Lee
Alastair K Macdonald • Phil May • Sara Midda • John Morton-Sale • Pont
Arthur Rackham • Charles Robinson • William Heath Robinson • Ronald Searle
E H Shepard • Sidney Herbert Sime • Betty Swanwick • Margaret Tarrant
Norman Thelwell • Gillian Tyler • Louis Wain • M V Wheelhouse • Alan Wright
The exhibition is accompanied by a 242-page catalogue with over 370 full colour and black-and-white images, new essays and biographies, presenting a selection of illustration from 1880 to 2017. The catalogue is available from the gallery at £15 + p&p.