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Adrienne Kennaway

Adrienne Kennaway  

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(1945–), painter and picture- book artist who moved from New Zealand to Kenya in her third year, and studied at the Ealing Art School in London and at Lacadamia De ...
Afzal

Afzal  

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(fl. Isfahan, 1640–51).Persian illustrator. Active during the reign of the Safavid shah ῾Abbas II (r.1642–66), Afzal produced manuscript illustrations and single pages for albums in different styles. ...
Ahmad Musa

Ahmad Musa  

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(fl. c.1330–50).Persian illustrator. In the preface to an album compiled in 1544 for the Safavid prince Bahram Mirza (Istanbul, Topkapı Pal. Lib., H. 2154), the Safavid librarian Dust muhammad ...
Ahmed Nakşi

Ahmed Nakşi  

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(fl.1619–22).Ottoman painter and astrologer. Employed as the official timekeeper at the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, he was also the foremost illustrator of historical manuscripts under Sultan ...
Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer  

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(b Nuremberg, 21 May 1471; d Nuremberg, 6 Apr. 1528).German printmaker, painter, draughtsman, and writer, the greatest figure of Renaissance art in northern Europe. He was the son of a goldsmith, ...
Alexander Anderson

Alexander Anderson  

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 (1775–1870) American engraver and illustrator.The ‘father of American wood engraving’, Anderson was its pre-eminent exponent until about 1840, producing the first American wood-engraved volume, ...
Alexandre Benois

Alexandre Benois  

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(b St Petersburg, 4 May 1870; d Paris, 9 Feb. 1960)Russian painter and designer. One of the key figures of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Like Diaghilev he studied law at the University of St Petersburg ...
Alfred Crowquill

Alfred Crowquill  

(1804–1872), British writer, caricaturist, and illustrator. The original appeal of Crowquill's early work, such as Ups and Downs (1823) and Absurdities: In Prose and Verse (1827), lay in his quaint ...
Alice Provensen

Alice Provensen  

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(1918–), and Provensen, Martin (1916–1987), American illustrators and writers. Both were born in Chicago and followed similar educational paths at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of ...
῾Aliquli Jabbadar

῾Aliquli Jabbadar  

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(fl.1666–94).Persian painter. He was one of a small group of artists working in Iran in the second half of the 17th century who painted in an eclectic manner (see ...
Alton Raible

Alton Raible  

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(1918–), American artist known primarily for illustrating the work of Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Born in Modesto, California, Raible was teaching art at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California, ...
American Tract Society

American Tract Society  

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The American Tract Society, whose name dates from 1825 after a merger between the New York Religious Tract Society and the New England Tract Society, began publishing for children in ...
Amy Schwartz

Amy Schwartz  

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(1954–), American illustrator and writer. Born in San Diego, California, and educated at Antioch College, Ohio, and the California College of Arts and Crafts before moving to New York City ...
anatomical book

anatomical book  

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Internal anatomy is the subject of a series of nine ‘figures of cutting’, found first in 12th-century MSS, but possibly going back to the great anatomy school of Alexandria in ...
André François

André François  

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(1915–2005), illustrator, born in Romania. His real name is André Farkas. At Cassandre's School of Fine Arts and Poster Design, the work of Cassandre strongly influenced François's choice of a ...
Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson  

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(1958–), British illustrator. Davidson studied at London's Royal College of Art, where he was introduced to woodcarving by his teacher John Lawrence. Working as a freelance illustrator, he won the ...
Angela Lago

Angela Lago  

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(1945–), Brazilian author and illustrator. Lago's children's books have been enjoyed all over the globe; she has won awards in France, Spain, Slovakia, Japan, and Brazil. A pioneer in using ...
aniconic initial

aniconic initial  

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A letter that embodies some non-human object or image as a symbolic representation of a deity, typically in a MS illustration (see 16).
Anita Kunz

Anita Kunz  

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(1956–), award-winning Canadian illustrator who studied art at the Ontario College of Art and Design, graduating in 1978. Even though she illustrated two children's chapter books early in her career ...
Ann Jonas

Ann Jonas  

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(1932–), American writer, illustrator, and graphic artist born in Flushing, New York, and educated at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Although recognized from an early ...

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