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Sir Quentin Blake
Quentin Blake in the 1990s
Born Quentin Saxby Blake

16 December 1932 (age 85)
Sidcup, Kent, England

Nationality British
Education Downing College, Cambridge

Chelsea School of Art

Known for Illustration
Awards Kate Greenaway Medal

1980
Hans Christian Andersen Awardfor Illustration
2002

Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI (born 16 December 1932) is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's writer. He may be known best for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl.[a] For his lasting contribution as a children's illustrator he won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books.[1][2] From 1999 to 2001 he was the inaugural British Children's Laureate.[3] He is a patron of the Association of Illustrators.[4]

He was a good friend of Roald Dahl and illustrated all but one of his books.