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British illustrator Quentin Blake surprised at 70-year success

Above: With bushy eyebrows and a mischievous look, Blake resembles one of his famous characters. Matilda, the BFG and the Twits are just some of Roald Dahl's creations brought to life by the illustrator.

Above: At a Sotheby's exhibition last December to promote the First Editions Re-Covered auction sale to benefit Quentin Blake's Charity, House of Illustration.


DESPITE creating tens of thousands of drawings in a career spanning nearly 70 years, British illustrator Quentin Blake is still surprised at his success ahead of his latest exhibition.

Most well-known for his work with children's author Roald Dahl, Blake has illustrated more...

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