Karoly Reich . Hungarian Illustrator
Karoly Reich, (8 August 1922 – 7 September 1988) the Hungarian born children’s book illustrator
was a great innovator. The main features of his work were light, clean lines, a uniquely individual style
and colour, and depending on the theme .. a delicious sense of humor.
There is a playful naivety and Karoly (or Charles) worked hard, and illustrated more than 500 books.
Using mostly ink, pencil or crayon drawings, watercolour paintings, pastel or tempera, he shaped
the images to tell their stories with both imagination and taste.
Karoly had a style not unlike that of Richard Scarry but with more freedom in his colour and lines.