A new book about the life and work of Dick Bruna

May 13, 2020

What was it like for Dick Bruna growing up in the Netherlands during the Second World War, and what were his first encounters with the world of art as a teenager? Which artists influenced his work and what were his sources of inspiration?

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The Illustrators: Dick Bruna

Award-winning author and illustrator Bruce Ingman immersed himself in the world of Dick Bruna from an international perspective. Together with Ramona Reihill, who has extensive experience as a children’s book editor, he compiled a book that explores all facets of Bruna’s life and work. Featuring unique material from Bruna’s private archive, the book sheds new light on a life wholly dedicated to art: from his acclaimed poster and book cover designs to his much-loved creation Miffy.

“So here we have it, Matisse's gong; Cassandre's blow; Bruna's humanity.”

This biography is packed with photos, early drawings, sketches, illustrations, book covers and artworks, including completely new material from Dick Bruna’s private archive. This 112-page book costs £18.95 and can be ordered here.

The book is also available in Dutch.

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