25/07/2011

THE CLASSIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ARTIST, P. J. LYNCH...


If The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley was brought so vividly to life by the artwork of Jessie Willcox Smith, then the same can be said for P J Lynch's illustrations of Oscar Wilde Stories for Children - a copy of which the VV cherishes.


P J Lynch lives and works and in Dublin. He studied at Brighton College of Art, since when he has won many awards, including the Mother Goose, the Christopher Medal, and the Kate Greenaway Medal. For over twenty years he has illustrated children’s books - many of them classic Victorian tales - as well as posters, Irish postal stamps and some truly stunning large-scale murals based on Gulliver’s Travels for the new Cavan County Library.

The VV thinks that his work is classic and will be loved for years to come – and as pictures often speak louder than words, here are some more examples – though these reproductions really don't do the artist justice -

A poster for The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde




Murals based on Gulliver's Travels


The cover of A Christmas Carol

This short film gives some insight into the artist and his inspiration, with more truly exceptional paintings - 



For more information, please see P J Lynch's website



For another post on Jessie Wilcox Smith:
THE ENDURING INFLUENCE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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