Rene Cloke

A little bit about children's illustrator Rene Cloke
Rene Cloke Beauty and the Beast Cover

Rene Cloke (1905-1995) was a British illustrator of children's books and greeting cards. Born in Plymouth, she illustrated a number of children's classics included "Beauty and the Beast," "Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales," and "Sleeping Beauty."

She is perhaps best known for her wonderful "Alice in Wonderland," published in 1944.

Alice in Wonderland by Rene Cloke
Rene Cloke Sleeping Beauty

Rene Cloke excelled at interior, domestic scenes.

Rene Cloke's career coincided with the era of fairies, and she excelled at depicting them.

Rene Cloke boy with fairies