Exhibition: Korky Paul’s Magic of Illustration

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 9th Jan 2022

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Cost: Free of Charge

Korky Paul has enjoyed outstanding international success as an award-winning illustrator of children’s books, producing many instantly recognizable and popular characters, such as Winnie the Witch, The Fish Who Could Wish, Professor Puffendorf and Sir Scallywag.

The Winnie and Wilbur series of picture books written by Valerie Thomas and the fiction or chapter books written by Laura Owen have been particularly successful, with a 36th title just released (published by Oxford University Press) and a new animated television show just about to be shown on Channel 5.

Korky's work often clearly shows the influence of Heath Robinson’s humorous drawings and so it is appropriate that this, the first solo exhibition of his original work, should be shown at the Heath Robinson Museum.

He originally studied Fine Arts at Durban Art School and then Film Animation at CalArts. He began his career in advertising before becoming an illustrator of children’s books. He has sold over 10 million of books world-wide in over thirty five languages. His illustrations are known for their quirky recognisable style which incorporates a huge amount of detail, characterisation and humour, which is loved by children and adults alike.

This exhibition also promises to give an insight into the process of illustrating and preparing illustrations for publication; since Korky Paul is unusual as an artist, in that he has kept a complete archive of drawings and other material relating to the development of the illustrations of each book and its publication.

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Heath Robinson Museum,

Pinner Memorial Park, 50 West End Lane, Pinner, London,

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Other exhibitions open at Heath Robinson Museum

The Humour of William Heath Robinson
To mark the 150th anniversary of Heath Robinson's birth, an exhibition of a selection of his cartoons representing the wide range of his subjects and spanning his humorous output from 1905 to 1943.
The Humour of William Heath Robinson
11am to 4pm
Ends on Sun 4th September