Illustrating the value of artwork in books


Vivienne looks at some of the best illustrators of children’s books through the last century and, of course, the value of their work today.

SOME of the dearest recollections we have are from venerated childhood books – and the words in most of them would be rather  diminished without the work of the illustrator. Were the pictures your favourite part too? It seems they were, as specialist book auctions are filled with the work of the 20th century illustrators…