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Sir Quentin Saxby Blake

(1932-), Freelance artist and illustrator

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist, illustrator and teacher. Educated at Downing College, Cambridge and Chelsea School of Art. Blake became a freelance illustrator in 1957. Tutor at Royal College of Art (1965-86), Head of Illustration Department (1978-86), Senior Fellow (1988) and visiting professor from 1989, Children's Laureate (1999). Blake has illustrated over 250 books for children and adults including collaborations with Roald Dahl, Russell Hoban and Joan Aitken. In 2001 he curated the Tell me a picture exhibition at the National Gallery .

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Sir Quentin Blake, by Jason Bell - NPG x125005

Sir Quentin Blake

by Jason Bell
C-type colour print, 28 August 1998
NPG x125005

Sir Quentin Blake, by Toby Glanville - NPG x135328

Sir Quentin Blake

by Toby Glanville
digital print on board, 2002
NPG x135328



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