Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone CBE, RA

Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone CBE, RA

Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone CBE, RA

1900 - 1979

b. 1900 in Haiphong, China; in England from age 5; d. 1979 in Rodmersham.

Studied at Westminster School of Art, London (1926).

Known for illustrated stories, "Little Tim and the Brave Sea-captain" and "Nicholas and the Fast Moving Diesel." Gained reputation as Official War Artist; recorded German invasion of France and campaigns in North Africa and Italy. After WWII he worked as illlustrator of literary classics and collaborated with contemporary authors.