2 juni 2018

Fiep Westendorp illustrations

A while ago the Fundatie Museum in Zwolle presented a small exhibition showing a number of orginal illustrations made by Fiep Westendorp (1916-2004). Westendorp was a very well known Dutch illustrator for children's books. The drawing above is a nice example. The text ('t is altijd Big Ben weer!) means: it's always Big Ben weather!

Three generations (including myself) grew up by knowing her for her drawings in B&W in 'Jip en Janneke', a series of children's books written by Annie M.G. Schmidt. They tell about the lives of 2 children, together wit Takkie the dog and Siepie the cat. The books are known for its simplicity and wit, and are still popular these days.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. This is the kind of illustration art that I think is excellent for children's books...the artwork is fun, sort of surreal, and really catches one's attention. That first shot, for example, is simply wonderful!

  2. ...children should enjoy these.

  3. They feel quite appropriate for children's books.


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