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Lynton Harold Lamb

(1907—1977) artist and book designer


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(1907–1977), British illustrator and writer. Lamb was a multitalented artist, book designer, lithographer, engraver, and lecturer who also wrote and illustrated children's books. Born in India, he grew up in England, where he received his formal art training. In 1930 he joined the staff of Oxford University Press and for many years designed bindings and covers for books. He designed the binding for the Bible used at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, and also four British postage stamps. He illustrated books by Dickens, Nesbit, and others. In 1959 he published Cat's Tales, a children's book about the adventures of Cat and his boy, Andrew.

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

Subjects: Literature.



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