Friday, 27 November 2015


or many years now, The Illustrators has been a legendary annual exhibition in the calendar of the London art gallery scene.

Held at the Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 & 10 Ryder Street, St James's, London, the range of illustrators whose work is exhibited and for sale is extensive and spans three centuries.

The current exhibition, THE ILLUSTRATORS 2015: The British Art of Illustration 1837-2015 presents 800 original works for sale by over 90 artists, with prices ranging from £200 to £175,000.

Here are just a handful of the gems on offer...

Arthur Rackham

William Heath Robinson

Eric Fraser


Al Hirschfeld
(Katherine Hepburn and Dorothy Landoun in The West Side Waltz)

David Levine
(Caricature of E M Forster)

E H Shepard

Ronald Searle
("Eunice! How many times must I tell you – take the band off first!")

Harry Hargreaves
(Paddington in The Blue Peter Annual)

The Illustrators catalogue is for sale, price £20, can be viewed as a pdf on-line here or in person at the gallery, 
8 & 10 Ryder Street
St James's
Telephone: 020 7839 7551
Opening Times: Monday - Saturday, 10:00-17:30

I'll leave you with this – one of several personal favourites – a seasonal cartoon by Gerard Hoffnung...

1 comment:

Val said...

A visual treat thanks!..I covet the Winnie the Pooh :o)