P. J. Lynch Visual Artist

Patrick James Lynch (born 2 March 1962), known professionally as P. J. Lynch, is an Irish artist and children's book illustrator. Born in Belfast, Lynch was the youngest of five children. He was interested in art from an early age, often choosing to spend his free periods during school in the art department. According to Lynch, Belfast was a "scary" place for a teenager in the 1970s (see The Troubles), and he used drawing and reading as a "way of escaping for a while from the horrors that were happening around me in the real world." He attended the Brighton College of Art, leaving in 1984 to begin his career as a children's book illustrator. Lynch's first book, a collection of folklore tales from England and Wales entitled A Bag of Moonshine (written by Alan Garner), was published in 1986. This was the beginning of a recurring theme in Lynch's work; many of his books focus on traditional stories, legends, and fairy tales. For his illustrations in A Bag of Moonshine Lynch received the Mother Goose Award, given to the "most exciting newcomer to British children's book illustration".

Personal details

Date of birth
March 2nd, 1962
Nationality
Republic of Ireland

Education

1. University of Brighton Colleges/University

The University of Brighton is a UK university of over 21,000 students and 2,500 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings on the south coast of England. It has one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, factors which contribute to its reputation as a leading post-1992 university. Its roots can be traced back to 1859 when the School of Art was opened in the Brighton Royal Pavilion. The university’s focus is on professional education, with the majority of degrees awarded also leading to professional qualifications.

Type Public university
Endowment
2010. 444 K £
Founded
1992
Headquarters
Mithras House, Lewes Road, BN2 4AT - Brighton, South East England
Undergraduates
2009. 17,003
Postgraduates
2009. 3,615
Local tuition
2012. 9 K £
Official web page www.brighton.ac.uk
Wikipedia article

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b. 1959., Award Winner
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b. 1965., Sculptor
b. 1966., Photographer

Awards won

1998 Bisto Merit Awards

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
When Jessie Came Across the Sea Book
Children's Books Ireland

1997 Kate Greenaway Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
When Jessie Came Across the Sea Book
Literature
Children's literature
Illustration

1996 Bisto Book of the Year

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Speculative Fiction Book
Children's Books Ireland

1996 Bisto Merit Awards

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Speculative Fiction Book
Children's Books Ireland

1995 Bisto Merit Awards

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Catkin Book
Children's Books Ireland

1995 Kate Greenaway Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Speculative Fiction Book
Literature
Children's literature
Illustration

Wikipedia

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