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ERIC Number: ED196020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 18
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Randolph Caldecott.
Edwards, James P.
No one has accomplished more for children's literature than the outstanding illustrator, Randolph Caldecott. Born in Chester, England, in 1846, Caldecott absorbed the sights and sounds of the countryside and stored them in his memory and sketchbook for future use. In spite of discouragement from his father, Caldecott pursued his artistic interests and went on to bring two outstanding attributes to picture book making. First, he had the gift and superb control of line, a quality basic to every other attribute of the picture book. Second, he could extend, enhance, and enliven the text with his drawings. Caldecott published his drawings in various London magazines, and, later, in the American "Harper's" magazine. Some of his greatest illustrations were for a selection of chapters by Washington Irving called "Old Christmas." Throughout Caldecott's brief life and extensive travels, he acquired many friends, young and old, who greatly admired and praised his works and talent. For more than 25 years, the Caldecott Award Medal has been presented in his honor for outstanding illustrations in picture books for children. (HTH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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