Brian Wildsmith, English Artist ( - )

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I get depressed when the sun is clouded over. It affects me.~Brian Wildsmith

Sun Me Over It

A lot of illustrators have one central character and then they develop it, and all their books are based around it. But that was not my wish. I wanted to introduce children to the whole creative side of many aspects of life.~Brian Wildsmith

Life Children Character

I've never been invited to do an exhibition or do a talk in England, except once, about 10 years ago. I've given talks all across Canada, many in the United States, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan - but not England.~Brian Wildsmith

Africa Canada Hong Kong

In England, there is a dividing line between artists and illustrators, who are thought inferior to painters. Well, that's absolute rubbish. Some of the most creative work is being done in children's books. In Japan, everything is art. They don't say painting is better than ceramics or dress design.~Brian Wildsmith

Work Art Children