Lawson Wood


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(1878–1957), British illustrator, creator of the series Gran'pop. A successful freelance artist, Clarence Lawson Wood published his work in such journals as The Boy's Own Paper, The Strand, and Punch. His pen-and- ink and watercolor illustrations were technically superb, clean, and colorful. His character Gran'pop, an ape, was often pictured in absurd circumstances and set against neutral backgrounds. Gran'pop was a regular feature in The Sketch and later appeared in a Christmas annual (during the 1930s) and in books (in the 1940s). Among Wood's books for children are Mrs. Waddle (around 1915), Lawson Wood's Fun Fair (1931), Old Nursery Rhymes (1933), and The Merry Monkeys (1946).

From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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