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Edmund Blampied: Children’s Books and Illustration

Jersey Arts Centre's Berni Gallery
  • 3 June - 29 June
Jersey Arts Centre's Berni Gallery

Edmund Blampied (1886 – 1966) is regarded as one of the most eminent artists to come from the Channel Islands and is noted mostly for his etchings and dry points of Jersey landscapes and local life.

However, while developing his skills as an etcher and lithographer in the early 1920s he worked extensively as an illustrator for magazines and book publishers and produced hundreds of political cartoons and decorative drawings for many publications. Some of his most successful illustrations were for children’s books of the period and this exhibition concentrates on his work in this genre bringing together many of the books he illustrated to reveal their beautiful covers and interior drawings that brought the stories to life.

It will also include the twelve original watercolour paintings from his interpretation of Peter Pan, which is part of the Jersey Heritage collection, as well as his preliminary sketches for the At The Farm storybook that gives a fascinating insight into Blampied’s unique drawing and painting techniques.

A ‘must see’ exhibition for all members of the family.