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Charles Keeping (1924 – 1988)


British illustrator, children's book author and lithographer.
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Charles Keeping
His formidable originality within the picture-book convention may not have been altogether apparent to Keeping himself, which is both a strength and a weakness: the strength that he could communicate with unrivalled emotional intensity but possibly only with one child in twenty; the concomitant weakness is that there was not a lot he could do to broaden this minority appeal and ensure that his books remained in print over longer periods. ~ Douglas Martin in Charles Keeping: an illustrator's life (1993)
Keeping quotes
I couldn't do them if I didn't know horses lived behind them.
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