Robert Ingpen


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Juvenile Fiction B275 Pep 2004

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Notes: Robert Ingpen studied art and illustration at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has written and illustrated more than 100 books. In 1986, he became the only Australian to be awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, followed by the Australian Dromkeen Medal in 1989 for his lasting contributions to children’s literature. Ingpen has painted murals on public buildings, and he designed the flag and coat of arms for the Northern Territory. He has also designed postage stamps, including commemorative issues for the Captain Cook Bicentenary and the 50th anniversary of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization. In 2004, Ingpen was commissioned to illustrate the centenary edition of Peter Pan and Wendy. Exhibitions of Ingpen’s work have been held in both Europe and America, and a retrospective catalogue of his work was published in 2005: Pictures Telling Stories—-The Art of Robert Ingpen.