Sunday, February 10, 2008

Robin Jacques
Robin Jacques (born March 27, 1920 in London, England; died March 18, 1995) was an illustrator whose work was published in more than 100 novels and children's books in the 20th century. He is notable for his long collaboration with Ruth Manning-Sanders, serving as the illustrator for many of her collections of fairy tales from all over the world. In much of his work, Jacques employed the stippling technique.
He was quoted once as saying: "My preference is for children's books of the more imaginative and fanciful kind, since these leave greater scope for illustrative invention, where I feel most at home. Thus, my work with Ruth Manning-Sanders has proved most satisfying, and the twenty-five books we have done together contain much of the work that I feel personally happiest with."

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