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Quentin Blake:
Walking with Birds

The celebrated artist, illustrator, and Jerwood Gallery’s Artist Patron Sir Quentin Blake (b. 1932) has created a new series of works for this one room display. Walking with Birds features extraordinary creatures and new characters, all brought to life in Blake’s distinctive style. 

Blake studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge, life drawing at the Chelsea School of Art, and education at the London Institute of Education. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art and has collaborated with many writers including Michael Rosen and Roald Dahl. Blake has written and illustrated many of his own books, and has worked on exhibitions and projects for museums, hospitals and public spaces in England and France. Blake has received a knighthood and a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. He lives and works in London and Hastings.