Stephen Cartwright

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Stephen Cartwright
Born (1947-12-28)28 December 1947
Bolton, United Kingdom
Died 12 February 2004(2004-02-12) (aged 56)
Nationality British
Education Rochdale College of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Royal College of Art
Known for Drawing, illustration, painting
Notable work First Thousand Words

Stephen Cartwright (28 December 1947 – 12 February 2004) was a British children's book illustrator who illustrated more than 150 books which sold millions of copies worldwide. His illustrations are noted for being instantly recognizable and usually depicting open-faced, innocent-looking children and animals. Cartwright was born in Bolton in the United Kingdom and studied at Rochdale College of Art before moving to London where he trained at Saint Martin's School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art.[1] Throughout his 27 years of book illustration, he was closely associated with Usborne Publishing, whose First Thousand Words series was Cartwright's first international success and was translated into 55 languages.[1]

Selected books illustrated by Stephen Cartwright[edit]

  • Civardi, Anne; Graham-Campbell, James (2003). The Usborne Time Traveller Viking Raiders. Usborne. ISBN 978-0-7460-3073-8.
  • Rawson, Christopher; Stephen, Cartwright (1979). The Usborne Book of Dragons. Usborne. ISBN 0-86020-336-0.
  • Rawson, Christopher; Stephen, Cartwright. The Usborne Book of Witches. Usborne.
  • Rawson, Christopher; Stephen, Cartwright. The Usborne Book of Giants. Usborne.
  • Rawson, Christopher; Stephen, Cartwright. The Usborne Book of Princes & Princesses. Usborne.
  • Rawson, Christopher; Stephen, Cartwright. The Usborne Book of Gnomes, Goblins & Fairies. Usborne.
  • Rawson, Christopher; Stephen, Cartwright (1980). The Usborne Book of Wizards. Usborne. ISBN 0-86020-380-8.
  • Rawson, Christopher; Stephen, Cartwright (1981). The Usborne Book of Robbers. Usborne. ISBN 0-86020-569-X.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phil Roxbee Cox (21 February 2004). "Stephen Cartwright". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 May 2013.