Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979

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Ardizzone was born Oct. 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 GHQ 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, Nov. 8, 1979.

From the description of Papers, 1935-1966. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 37999670

Created by Edward Ardizzone during the course of his career as an illustrator.

From the guide to the Edward Ardizzone Collection, c 1951-1953, (Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books)

English children's author/illustrator, born in Haiphong, French Indochina (now Vietnam) in 1900. Well-known for his popular "Little Tim" series, Ardizzone won the first Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956.

From the description of Papers, 1952-1983. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 26275910

Epithet: artist and writer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001569.0x00029b

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979), was born in Haiphong, Indochina, attended school and lived in England. He was first a statistical clerk with Eastern Telegraph, but began his career as a painter and illustrator in 1926 and had his first exhibition in 1928. His pictures hang in the Tate Gallery and other major galleries, and he is a book illustrator, known especially for his children's books. In 1956, his "Tim All Alone" (which he also wrote) won the Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association of Great Britain.

From the description of Edward Ardizzone papers, 1947-1960. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63280395

Illustrator of London, England.

Associate of the Royal Academy and Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists, he was an official War Artist, 1940-1946. His pictures have been purchased by the Tate Gallery, the Contemporary Art Society and others.

From the description of Papers, 20th century. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36165915

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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.

From the guide to the Edward Ardizzone Papers, 1935-1966, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Edward Ardizzone was born October 16, 1900, in Haiphong, Indochina. He attended the Clayesmore School in England, followed by a brief period of clerical work. Then in 1926, Ardizzone began painting and illustrating. He illustrated for over 170 different titles, accruing great honors along the way including a Kate Greenaway Medal from Library Association of Great Britain in 1956 for his work in Tim All Alone . He left an indelible mark not only in children's literature but also in adult literature.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 28, 1982.

From the guide to the Edward Ardizzone Collection, 1947-1960, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections)

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creatorOf Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979. Papers, 20th century. Indiana University
referencedIn Max Reinhardt papers, 1899-2006 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Meeks, Bernard M. Bernard Meeks papers, 1945-1952 [manuscript]. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Edward Ardizzone Papers, 1935-1966 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Letters from others to Anthony Bertram, 1920-1971. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Estes, Eleanor, 1906-1988. Eleanor Estes papers, 1900-1988. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979. Papers, 1935-1966. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979. Papers, 1952-1983. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
referencedIn Ardizzone, Edward : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Edward Ardizzone Collection, c 1951-1953 Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf Ardizzone, Edward, 1900-1979. Edward Ardizzone papers, 1947-1960. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf ARDIZZONE, EDWARD. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Correspondents, surnames A-B.Harold Acton , 1982. Photocopy of letter from Acton. Judy Adamson, 1996-2002. Adamson edited Graham Greene’s Reflections, and assisted Reinhardt in the writing of his Memories (privately printed, 1998), and wrote Max Rei..., 1967-2002 British Library
creatorOf Edward Ardizzone Collection, 1947-1960 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections
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correspondedWith Bertram, Anthony, 1897- person
associatedWith Estes, Eleanor, 1906-1988. person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
correspondedWith Meeks, Bernard M. person
associatedWith Reeves, James. person
associatedWith Scurfield, George. person
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Illustrators--Archival resources
Ardizzone Edward Jeffery Irving 1900-1979
Children's literature--Illustrations
Children's literature
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Illustrators--England--Archival resources
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Birth 1900-10-16

Death 1979-11-08

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