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Ardizzone (Edward) papers
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Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) was born in Haiphong, French Indochina. He was a painter and graphic artist. He wrote and illustrated Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (1936) and illustrated more than 100 books, the most famous of which was Magic Carpet The collection consists of original watercolors, manuscripts, and printed material by Ardizzone.
Ardizzone was born October 16, 1900 in Haiphong, French Indochina; arrived in England in 1905; left school in 1918 and spent six months at a college of commerce; worked as a clerk for several years while taking evening classes at the Westminster School of Art; gave up job in 1926 to concentrate on a career as a professional artist; married Catherine Berkley in 1929, and had two sons and a daughter; worked as both painter and graphic artist until 1939; wrote and illustrated Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (1936); in 1940 appointed an official war artist and was attached to the British Army's General Headquarters at Arras; illustrated more than 100 books, most famous of which was Magic Carpet; created the Tim books series; served as instructor in graphic design at the Camberwell School of Art and visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art; exhibited works at Leicester Gallery, and Imperial War Museum; awarded Commander of the British Empire, 1971; died in London, November 8, 1979.
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