Gerald H Rose Children’s book Illustrator from the 1960’s
Gerald Rose was born in Hong Kong.
When the Second World War started, his father became a prisoner of war, and Gerald and his mother were interned in a civilian camp, which was where he saw his first live tiger.
He has illustrated quite a few books with his quirky, humorous drawings. Thanks to Brain Pickings for posting these amazing images accompanying a James Joyce novel.
and also to The Art of Childrens Picture Books for these.
Gerald studied at Lowestoft School of Art and the RA schools. Frustrated by the dearth of good illustrated books for children, his wife, Elizabeth, helped him to write and illustrate a number of books. Gerald won the Premio Critici in 1979 in Erba, Italy for ‘Ahhh! Said Stork’ and won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1960 for ‘Old Winkle and the Seagulls’. These are amazing they really make me smile.
Gerald now lives in Hove, East Sussex. Look at this funny Ted Hughes story about Nessie the Mannerless Monster !
Or ‘ Albert and the Green Bottle ‘.
Grandmother Oma and her inventive uses of her umbrella.
Or these beautifully observed illustrations of Cormorants and the Chinese lifestyle.
Gerald has such a wonderful variety of styles, all with a great sense of humour. His characters are so rich in emotion.
Many thanks to Hazel Terry and many more for posting images of Gerald’s fascinating work.