Saturday, 29 December 2012

Sir Quentin Blake

Congratulations to Quentin Blake, who receives a knighthood in the New Year honours list for his work as an illustrator (CLICK). He already has an OBE and a CBE. This latest honour recognises his specially-commissioned murals and illustrations for the Nightingale Project to cheer up patients in hospitals (CLICK) and his creation of The House Of Illustration, a permanent museum and gallery due to open in north London in 2014. He has pledged his entire archive to the museum (CLICK). He created the above illustration Girl Picking Apples (2008) for Scope, a national disability charity that wants to put disabled children In The Picture. I can't think of a more deserving artist to receive a knighthood.


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