Randolph Caldecott: A North West Artist
| The Parish Hall
This nineteenth-century artist, who was born in Chester and studied in Manchester, is not well known in this country but is a household name in the US. There he is regarded as the artist who changed the world of children's books. The Caldecott Medal has been awarded annually for the last seventy years to the best illustrator of children's books.
Mary Mallick, Hon. Secretary of The Manchester Branch of The Art Fund, will give a presentation on Caldecott with illustrations taken directly from the nineteenth-century publications which preserve the subtle and delicate colours of his watercolours and sketches. She will trace his influence on contemporary and subsequent artists and show how his time in Manchester and the North West was seminal to his development.