Illustrators / Photographers / Etc.
Michelle Cartlidge was born in London. She became a student at both Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art studying Ceramics. Her first book, Pippen and Pod won the Mother Goose Award. Her Teddy Trucks books were made into a BBC TV cartoon series.
The Cartoon Saloon was founded in Kilkenny.
VALENTINA CAVALLINI was born and brought up in Milan, Italy. She studied Illustration at Chelsea School of Art and Design and the University of the West of England, Bristol, where she now lives. She works in watercolour, combining hand-painted paper with found materials to create textured images. In 2007 her illustrations were chosen for the Bologna Book Fair Illustrators' Exhibition and toured Japan and Korea. .....
Grania Cavendish, is a painter and a photographer. She and her husband, Hugh Cavendish, have lived, worked and gardened at Holker since they inherited the estate in 1972.
Margaret Chamberlain is a well-respected illustrator of children's books. She lives in Dorset. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Has Anyone Seen Jack?, Look Out He's Behind You and Tales from Grimm.
Gaye Chapman is a fine artist and illustrator who explores mixed media in her artwork. She used sepia ink line drawings, acrylic ink plus tea-stained paintings, and collaged metallic papers to create Precious Little's world. Gaye's picture book, Little Blue, was the winner of the Children's Book Award in the 2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.
Warren Chappell (1904-1991) was a prominent American graphic artist, book illustrator, and typographer. He illustrated many classic texts, among them Gulliver's Travels, Moby-Dick, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker; created two highly regarded typefaces, Lydian and Trajanus; and wrote several books on typography, including the classic Short History of the Printed Word.
Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.
Brian Choo is a Perth-based artist who has been studying and reconstructing fossil animals for many years.
Hu Chui is head of the photographic and information department of the Palace Museum, Beijing. His work has been published to international acclaim, and exhibited in the UK, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the USA.
John Clementson studied at Carlisle College of Art and Wolverhampton Polytechnic before starting his career as a painter. He has received commissions from companies as diverse as Sony, British Airways, Decca, Coca-Cola, London Transport and Citroen.
Sir Timothy Clifford was director of the National Galleries of Scotland for 21 years and before that he was director of Manchester City Art Galleries for six years. Previously he worked in the Victoria & Albert Museum (Ceramics Department) and the British Museum (Print Room). He has published widely in periodical literature on Italian Art and collaborated in mounting monographic exhibitions in Scotland on Raphael, Titian, Bernini and Canova. .....
Kindra Clineff travels far and wide specializing in location photography for commercial and editorial clients. She regularly produces feature assignments for national magazines in the US, and her images have appeared in numerous books and calendars. When not chasing light, Kindra enjoys cultivating heirloom vegetables and attempts to tame the perennial garden of her seventeenth century home in Massachusetts. .....
Chris Coady trained in Illustration at Manchester Polytechnic. A freelance illustrator of children's books, he has also worked for design groups in Manchester and London.
Jason Cockcroft was born and brought up in West Yorkshire, where he lives in Ilkley. He studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art. Jason began his career while still at art school. He is the illustrator of the Harry Potter jackets. He lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
VALERIE COLIN-RUSS was a career civil servant before becoming a London Guide and Chairman of the London Appreciation Society for six years; she is now a Vice-President of the Society. Although she has travelled extensively, London remains her favourite city. She has been described as London's leading lion-hunter and has given many lectures on London's lion statuary. She lives in west London.
Jacqui is a painter who exhibits regularly and has work in private collections internationally. She is also a director of a graphic design and new media company.
Donal Cooper is Assistant Professor in the History of Art Department at the University of Warwick. A specialist in the artistic patronage of the Franciscan Order in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, he has published widely on the art and architecture of the friars in Italy, particularly in Umbria. Donal is currently preparing a book on the Basilica of San Francesco at Assisi.
Jim Coplestone studied Graphic Illustration at Exeter College of Art and completed an MA in Theatre Design. His rapport with children has led him to work as a primary school teacher, arts workshop leader and home-tutor and this is apparent in his lively ink pictures. He lives in Symondsbury, Dorset. Jim's books for Frances Lincoln are Noah's Bed, Animals Aboard, Seven for a Secret, A Walk in the Wild Woods and The No-No Bird.
Val Corbett has been a freelance photographer for 20 years. Her garden photographs appear regularly in national magazines such as English Garden and Country Life. Gardens of the Lake District by Tim Longville, with photographs by Val Corbett (Frances Lincoln) won the 2008 Lakeland Book of the Year Award.
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Robin Bell Corfield studied Painting at Norwich School of Art and took a PGCE at Reading University. He taught for many years, before becoming a full-time illustrator. He lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Joe Cornish is a travel photographer specialising in landscapes. He has worked for the National Trust and many environmental agencies, as well as producing articles for photography magazines. He lectures widely in the UK and abroad.
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Stjepan Cosic was born in 1964. He studied history and sociology at the University of Zadar and completed his doctorate at the University of Zagreb in 1988. He has worked as an archivist in the State Archives in Dubrovnik and as a researcher at the Institute for Historical Sciences in Dubrovnik. Since 2004 he has been Director of the Croatian State Archives in Zagreb. He lectures in graduate and doctoral studies in Zagreb and Dubrovnik, and has published several books and scientific papers.
Curator, The Royal Holloway Collection, and Guest Curator of the Exhibition
Francesca Crespi has illustrated many gift books for children. She is known for the richness of her illustrations and her original use of paper engineering in the design of her books.
Dr Gordon Cressey is the Head of Mineral Sciences in the department of Mineralogy at the Natural History Museum, London.
John Cromartie is an expert on Scottish agates with 35 years collecting experience.
A distinguished writer with many books and articles to his credit, Professor Emeritus James Stevens Curl has made considerable contributions to an understanding of the Victorian era with such works as Piety Proclaimed: An Introduction to Places of Worship in Victorian England and The Victorian Celebration of Death. He has acquired an enviable international reputation for thoroughness of research, impeccable scholarship, and lucidity of style, and has not been afraid to venture into paths unfrequented by those of a more timid disposition. .....
Allan Curless was a political cartoonist for 16 years, working mostly for the Sunday Times. His first children's book, Cat's Song with Andrew Matthews, was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award and the Smarties Prize in 1994. He died in 1997.