As part of Children's Month, Gabriel Fine Art, Waterloo, will be hosting an exhibition of original artworks by renowned artist-illustrator Jan Pieńkowski (born 1936).
Lois Cordelia has worked in Jan's west London studio as an artist's assistant for the last fifteen years. A series of Lois's cut-paper "Creative Cartography" (illustrated map) designs will therefore also be featured as part of the exhibition, from 4th October until 26th October 2014.
Don't miss the Private View: Sat 4th October from 1pm, when Lois Cordelia will be demonstrating her paper-cutting techniques.
Dates: 04/10/2014 - 26/10/2014
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Private View: Saturday 4th October at 1:00pm
20 Carlisle Lane
Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard
London SE1 7LG
Jan Pieńkowski :
Born 1936 in Warsaw, Jan Pieńkowski arrived in England in 1946. He was educated at the Cardinal Vaughan School, London, and subsequently at King’s College, Cambridge. Jan is author-illustrator of over 100 children's books and twice winner of the Library Association Kate Greenaway Medal.
His theatre work includes designs for the Arts Theatre Cambridge, the Almeida Theatre London, Disneyland Paris, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and, recently, the Kremlin Palace Theatre Moscow.
He has travelled widely in Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Far East and Australia, often to work with Publishers, research new books or to see his books being printed. He carries a sketchbook everywhere he goes and has filled about 250 of them. He uses his sketches, many examples of which can be seen in this exhibition, as groundwork for new publications.
Jan works at home in his attic studio overlooking the river Thames. He hears the rain - and sometimes hail - on the skylights and from the windows he watches the blue sails of the dinghies racing up and down the river.
Jan has recently illustrated an anthology of Commonwealth tales, which he has presented to Her Majesty the Queen.