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Robin Jacques

Illustrator

Robin Jacques (27 March 1920 in London, England – 18 March 1995) was an illustrator whose work was published in more than 100 novels and children's books in the 20th century. He is notable for his long collaboration with Ruth Manning-Sanders, serving as the illustrator for many of her collections of fairy tales from all over the world. In much of his work, Jacques employed the stippling technique. He was the brother of the actress Hattie Jacques. He was quoted once as saying: "My preference is for children's books of the more imaginative and fanciful kind, since these leave greater scope for illustrative invention, where I feel most at home. Thus, my work with Ruth Manning-Sanders has proved most satisfying, and the twenty-five books we have done together contain much of the work that I feel personally happiest with." Art director, educator and illustrator Robin Jacques, was born in London, England to World War One pilot Robin Jacques and his wife Mary. He taught himself to be an artist and began working in an advertising agency in his teens. Although he had no formal art training, he enjoyed drawing and used anatomy books, objects in the Victoria-Albert Museum, and his  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1920-03-27
Place of birth
London
Siblings
Hattie Jacques

Death

Date of death
1995-03-18

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