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Judith Kerr

(1923-2019), Writer and illustrator

Sitter in 2 portraits
German born writer and illustrator. Kerr moved to England with her family at the age of thirteen, soon after Hitler came to power. Following the Second World War Kerr worked as a painter, textile designer and art teacher (1948-52) and later as a scriptwriter for the BBC (1952-7). From 1968 she wrote and illustrated numerous books for children including The Tiger Who Came To Tea (1968), Twinkles, Arthur and Puss (2007) and her best-known Mog series of seventeen books (1970-2002). With her late husband, scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, she had two children; writer Matthew Kneale and special effects artist Tracy Kneale.

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Judith Kerr, by Tom Miller - NPG x132444

Judith Kerr

by Tom Miller
C-type colour print, 12 January 2004
NPG x132444

Judith Kerr with her cat Katinka, by Sam Pelly - NPG x135287

Judith Kerr with her cat Katinka

by Sam Pelly
chromogenic print, March 2011
NPG x135287

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