Thursday, October 23, 2014



I have always had a love of illustration, particularly children's illustration, where you often see some of the most adventurous, imaginative and charming art work. Who hasn't been effected by one or more wonderful books in your childhood that you will always remember? 

It's something I would very much like to do one day: write and illustrate my own children's book. 

This is the first post of a monthly blog about Illustration.

Recently, I discovered this wonderful illustrator, Abner Graboff. Born in 1919 to Russian immigrants, he lived in New Jersey and was at his most prolific in the mid century. 

As was sort of the trend at this time, he often used a minimal colour palette for his illustrations. He seems to have a great sense of humour, and definitely understands children and their free and unconstrained imaginations!

The pictures above are a very small sample of his work.  


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