About Brian Wildsmith:
Brian Wildsmith is a painter and children's book illustrator. He won the 1962 Kate Greenaway Medal for British children's book illustration, for his ABC. In all his books the illustrations, usually in brilliant color, have been as important as the text.
In England, there is a dividing line between artists and illustrators, who are thought inferior to painters. Well, that's absolute rubbish. Some of the most creative work is being done in children's books. In Japan, everything is art. They don't say ...Brian Wildsmith
A lot of illustrators have one central character and then they develop it, and all their books are based around it. But that was not my wish. I wanted to introduce children to the whole creative side of many aspects of life.Brian Wildsmith