Edward Ardizzone

Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, CBE RA (16 October 1900 – 8 November 1979),

Edward Ardizzone: English Artist & Illustrator

Edward Ardizzone was a magnificent English artist and illustrator that we at the Laughing Elephant have long admired. His ability to capture the personality of his subjects was unparalleled, and he did it most frequently using only pen and ink, sometimes with a little color added for enhancement.

Below are some more of his illustrations, and still more, done for the books of Eleanor Farjeon, in our blog on Eleanor Farjeon <

A Child's Christmas in Wales, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

A Child's Christmas in Wales, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

Badminton was the game of suburbia's great days: Illustration by Edward Ardizzone

Badminton was the game of suburbia's great days: Illustration by Edward Ardizzone

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, 1936, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, 1936, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

Boating Pond, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

Boating Pond, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone

'Desbarollda, the Waltzing Mouse' - Edward Ardizzone (1947)

'Desbarollda, the Waltzing Mouse' - Edward Ardizzone (1947)