Brigade HQ, Edward Ardizzone
Reproduction watercolour, published by The National Gallery for the Ministry of Information and printed by Curwen Press.
About The Artist
Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, CBE, RA was an English artist and creator of children's books.
His style is naturalistic but subdued, featuring gentle lines and delicate watercolours, but with great attention to particular details. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 1970, and appointed CBE in 1971. The British Library published an illustrated bibliography of his works in 2003. A blue plaque unveiled in 2007 commemorates Ardizzone at 130 Elgin Avenue in Maida Vale.