A picture book that showcases Wildsmith's most beautiful animal paintings.
Brian Wildsmith was born in 1930. Gifted in music and art, he won a scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art. After National Service teaching at the Royal Military School of Music, Brian decided to devote his time to painting. He was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1962 for Brian Wildsmith's ABC and has written and illustrated more than eighty books for children. The Wildsmith Museum in Japan was opened in 1994 to showcase his paintings.
`Animal Gallery is quite simply breathtaking.' lovereading4kids.co.uk `His explorations of the natural world offer rich visual experiences. The baby owl's feathers . . . have a thistledown texture that makes you want to blow on the page . . . Fishes are speckled, stippled and splattered, and-with the subtle stained-glass luminosity of the underwater world-are as much paintings in their own right as they are illustrations.' The Guardian `His paintings allow us to step into lush landscapes' Korky Paul, Sunday Express S Magazine