Edward Ardizzone is regarded as the most influential illustrator of children's books in modern times. Working as a clerk in a shipping office, he began to practice his drawing on a doodle pad and during evening classes at the Westminster School of Art.
In World War II, Edward Ardizzone worked as a full-time official ‘War Artist’, assigned to the War Office by the War Artists' Advisory Committee - and during this time he painted an extensive collection of War related art prints.
After the war Edward Ardizzone worked prolifically, illustrating over 200 books. He has become well known by generations of parents and children alike, for his ‘Little Tim’ books, featuring the maritime adventures of the eponymous young hero. He also provided illustrations for a number of other well-known children’s books, including; Clive King’s ‘Cave Hero’. Edward Ardizzone died in 1979, but left behind a treasured pictorial legacy. At artrepublic, enjoy rare and limited edition art prints from Edward Ardizzone.