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09/02/2022 - 29/05/2022

Cross C20th-Early C21st - Drawing


John Burningham [1936-2019] - An Illustrated Life

'Down with the simpering 19th century goody-goody books that deprived children of their animal nature, wild imagination and lust for living.'

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are introducing Burningham’s autobiography.

This exhibition presents a selection of original artworks by the beloved and much missed illustrator, author and Hampstead resident, John Burningham (1936 - 2019).

For some visitors this exhibition will be a chance to re-connect with childhood favourites, including the featherless Borka, the ever-patient Mr Gumpy, and the mighty Shirley. For others it will be a chance to discover the wild, wonderful, irreverent work of author, illustrator, and beloved Hampstead resident, John Burningham (1936-2019).


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Hampstead New End Square, NW3 1LT