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Book illustrator’s work on display at Hereford exhibition

Herefordshire Council’s heritage services team is staging a fascinating exhibition of the work of Edward Ardizzone, one of Britain’s best-loved book illustrators.

The exhibition is at Hereford Museum & Art Gallery in Broad Street, Hereford, from Saturday, January 28 until Wednesday, March 14.

Ardizzone (1900 to 1979) made his first book illustrations in 1929 and illustrated more than 180 books and contributed to many more during his career.

He cemented his name and reputation by writing and illustrating the Little Tim stories. The first Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain appeared in 1936 and the last Ship's Cook Ginger in 1977. All have remained in print.

The exhibition consists of over 80 original drawings and prints, a few of which have been offered for sale by the artist's family.

The exhibition is on loan from the Monnow Valley Arts Centre, Walterstone, Herefordshire and all the works come from the collection of the artist's son Nicholas Ardizzone who died in 2004.

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery is situated within the heart of Hereford city, in a magnificent Victorian gothic building. Admission is free and there is access for visitors with disabilities.

For more information about the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery please visit: http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/leisure/

Open times: 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

For further information contact Peter Young on 01432 383 592 or email: plyoung@herefordshire.gov.uk