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Finding Aid for the Edward Ardizzone Papers, 1935-1966
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Ardizzone Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1966
    Collection number: 268
    Creator: Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    B.F. Stevens and Brown, Limited, purchase, 1964.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Ardizzone Papers (Collection 268). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462217 


    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of original watercolors, manuscripts, and printed material by Ardizzone. Includes illustrations for Limited Editions Club edition of Thackeray's Henry Esmond. Also includes drawings for Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, Lucy Brown and Mr. Grimes, and Tim the Wanderer.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Ardizzone, Edward, 1900- --Archives.
    Illustrators--England--Archival resources.