A Colony of Penguins Square Christmas Card 10 Pack
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A Colony of Penguins, from 'Birds'
Brian Wildsmith (1930 - 2016)
These cards feature a colony of little penguins on a beach beneath a bright blue sky. Inside, they have the message 'Season's Greetings', and there are details about the artist, Brian Wildsmith, on the back. Published by Art Press, each sale contributes to The Royal Academy of Arts, which receives no public funding.
- Pack of 10 cards and 10 envelopes
- Card size: 150 x 150 mm
- Printed in the UK
- Paper from FSC certified sources
Brian Wildsmith was one of the first artists of the 1960s to establish new conventions for the picture book. Born and brought up in Yorkshire, he studied at Barnsley School of Art, followed by the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and became a freelance artist in 1957. His book were taken up by Oxford University Press, where he was encouraged by the leading editor Mabel George. His revolutionary use of vivid colour was first showcased in 'Brian Wildsmith's ABC' published in 1962, for which he won the Kate Greenaway Medal. He received this commendation again for 'Birds' in 1967 and 'The Owl and the Woodpecker' in 1971.