Quentin Blake: The Model as Artist

An exhibition of Quentin Blake’s first figurative drawings from the 1950s.

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Portrayal of the body and gesture is the foundation of Quentin Blake's genius as an illustrator. After attending life drawing classes in the 1950s his characteristic way of working emerged, as he redrew the models from memory, in imagined situations.

This experience laid the foundation for his 50-year career in illustration, during which hundreds of imaginary characters have been brought to life by his unmistakeable line.