Brian Wildsmith





Brian Wildsmith


Born
in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1930

Died
August 31, 2016

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Brian Wildsmith was raised in a small mining village in Yorkshire, England, where, he says, "Everything was grey. There wasn't any colour. It was all up to my imagination. I had to draw in my head..."

He won a scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art where he studied for three years. For a while he taught music at the Royal Military School of Music, but then gave it up so that he could paint full time.

He has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the greatest living children's illustrators. In 1962, he published his first children's book, ABC, for which he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, Britain's equivalent to the Caldecott Medal. He was also a runner up for this medal for The Owl and the Woodpecker.

Wildsmith has said: "I believe
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Average rating: 3.87 · 1,616 ratings · 304 reviews · 118 distinct works
The Easter Story

4.11 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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Exodus

4.05 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Squirrels

4.02 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1974 — 4 editions
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A Christmas Story

3.65 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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Saint Francis

4.33 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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The Owl and the Woodpecker

3.79 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1971 — 9 editions
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Brian Wildsmith's Birds

4.06 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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Joseph

4.28 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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The Little Wood Duck

3.45 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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The Hare and the Tortoise

4.04 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1966 — 7 editions
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