I've been unable to find a biography for William Grimmond. If anyone knows anything, please comment.
Pauline Diana Baynes (9 September 1922 – 1 August 2008) was an English illustrator whose work encompassed more than 100 books, notably several by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.
Pauline Baynes was born in Hove, Sussex. For a few years she was raised in India, where her father was commissioner in Agra, but she and her elder sister were sent back to England for their schooling.
Baynes is probably best known for her covers and interior illustrations for The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, seven books published, one volume a year, from 1950 to 1956 (the first five by Geoffrey Bles, the last two by The Bodley Head). Years later she provided some new illustrations for The Land of Narnia: Brian Sibley Explores the World of C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins, 1998), by Brian Sibley.
When she began work on the Narnia books she was already the chosen illustrator of Lewis's friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien. In 1948 Tolkien was visiting his publishers, George Allen & Unwin, to discuss some disappointing artwork that they had commissioned for his novella Farmer Giles of Ham, when he spotted, lying on a desk, some witty reinterpretations of medieval marginalia from the Luttrell Psalter that greatly appealed to him. These, it turned out, had been sent to the publishers "on spec" by the then-unknown Pauline Baynes. Tolkien demanded that the creator of these drawings be set to work illustrating Farmer Giles of Ham and was delighted with the subsequent results, declaring that Pauline Baynes had "reduced my text to a commentary on her drawings". Further collaboration between Tolkien and his Farmer Giles illustrator followed, and a lifelong friendship developed ... Later, when she showed him her artwork for a poster featuring Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, the author nodded approvingly and murmured quietly: "There they are, there they are."
Eventually drawings by Baynes appeared not only in Farmer Giles of Ham, but also in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major, Tree and Leaf and (after the author's death) the poem Bilbo's Last Song, which appeared as a poster in 1974 and as a book in 1990. Baynes also painted the covers for two British paperback editions of The Lord of the Rings (in one volume in 1973 and in three volumes in 1981) and produced illustrated poster versions of the maps from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
However, Baynes's own favourite among her works was the set of illustrations she provided for A Dictionary of Chivalry, edited by Grant Uden (Longman, 1968), a project that required two years to complete. As a result, she won the Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association for the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject. In a retrospective citation, the Library Association calls it "a reference work that details the life and thoughts of knights". As a reference book it is unique among the winning works and only one other Greenaway Medal in almost sixty years has been awarded for the illustration of non-fiction.
Four years later, Baynes was a commended runner-up for the Greenaway, for 'Snail and Caterpillar' by Helen Piers (Longman, 1972).
Baynes also illustrated The Borrowers Avenged by Mary Norton (1982), the fifth and final book in the Borrowers series, following the death of Diana Stanley, who had illustrated the previous four books. Baynes did the covers for a Puffin edition of the entire series issued in the 1980s.
Helen Isobel Mansfield Ramsey Stratton (1867–1961) was an artist and book illustrator. Stratton was born in Nowganj, Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh, India on 5 April 1867. She lived and worked in London and for many years in Bath where she died age 95. Between 1896 and 1909 she illustrated four different editions of Hans Christian Andersen, three editions of One Thousand and One Nights (the first of which as one of five illustrators in all) and one edition of Grimms' Fairy Tales. She was also a well-known watercolour illustrator for a book called The Princess and the Goblin which was written by George MacDonald and its sequel The Princess and Curdie in 1912.
Cyril Walter Hodges 1909 – 2004 was an English artist, writer and theatrical costume and scenery designer. He was best known for illustrating children's books and for helping recreate Elizabethan theatre. He won the annual Greenaway Medal for British children's book illustration in 1964.
Hodges spent most of his career as a freelance illustrator. For many years he did line drawings for the Radio Times. Among the writers for children with whom he collaborated as an illustrator were Ian Serraillier, Rosemary Sutcliff (The Eagle of the Ninth), Rhoda Power (Redcap Runs Away), and Elizabeth Goudge (The Little White Horse).
During a year spent in New York he was encouraged to write, as well as illustrate, Columbus Sails (1939), a work of historical fiction for children. It proved popular on both sides of the Atlantic. Its success eventually led to several others including The Namesake: A Story Of King Alfred and its sequel The Marsh King; Magna Carta; The Norman Conquest; and The Spanish Armada (1964 to 1967). The Namesake was a commended runner up for the annual Carnegie Medal, which recognises the author of the year's best British children's book.
Antony Jasper Maitland (b. 1932) Born in Andover, Hampshire. Studied at West of England College of Art, Bristol. won the Leverhulme Research award and spent a year studying in Europe. Painter, mural designer, graphic artist, jacket and children's book illustrator. His first book commission was for Philippa Pearce's 'Mrs Cockle's Cat' (1961), which won the Kate Greenaway Medal in the same year. He is best known for his illustrations for Leon Garfield's stories, starting with 'Jack Holborn' (1964) and finishing with some of the volumes in 'The Apprentices' (1976-1978), the rest of which were illustrated by Faith Jaques. He has also illustrated works by Eleanor Farjeon, Penelope Lively, Joan Aiken, Jan Mark and Aidan Chambers, as well as designing numerous book jackets.
Margaret Emily Noel "Peggy" Fortnum (born 23 December 1919) is an English illustrator.
Fortnum was born in Britain on 23 December 1919, at Harrow, Middlesex. She worked as an art teacher, painter, and textile designer before becoming a full-time book illustrator. She has illustrated nearly sixty-five books to date. Her most well-known illustrations are of Michael Bond's character, Paddington Bear.
Although her pen-and-ink drawings of Paddington were done in black and white, some of her work has been coloured by other artists, including her step granddaughter, Caroline Nuttall-Smith.
Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, CBE, RA (16 October 1900 – 8 November 1979) was an English artist and creator of children's books.
Beside writing and illustrating his own books, Ardizzone also illustrated books written by others, including the novels of Anthony Trollope. His 1939 characterisation of H. E. Bates's My Uncle Silas is inimitable. He illustrated the C. Day Lewis children's novel, The Otterbury Incident (1948), and one of his happiest collaborations was that with Eleanor Farjeon, especially The Little Bookroom (Oxford, 1955 collection). He also illustrated some novels by the American author Eleanor Estes, including Pinky Pye, The Witch Family, The Alley, Miranda the Great, and The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode (1958 to 1972). He illustrated an edition of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, retold by Eleanor Graham, in 1962 and A Ring of Bells (1962), John Betjeman's abridged version for children of his autobiographical poem Summoned by Bells (1960).
Ardizzone is particularly noted for having not just illustrated the covers and contents of books but inking the title text and author's name in his own hand, giving the books a distinctive look on shelves. An example is Clive King's Stig of the Dump (1963).
The Nurse Matilda series of children's books (1964–1974) was written by his cousin Christianna Brand, who was seven years younger. Their shared grandmother had told the stories to both cousins and she had learned them from her father.
Early in the 1970s, Ardizzone illustrated a new edition of the 20-year-old Little books by Graham Greene: The Little Train, The Little Fire Engine, The Little Horse Bus, and The Little Steamroller. He also illustrated a re-telling of the Don Quixote story for children by James Reeves and his illustrations for the The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley are classics in their own right.
Richard Pitt Kennedy (1910 - 1989) was a renowned artist, writer and illustrator, perhaps best known for his work which appeared in the Penguin edition of Peter Pan. He was born in Cambridge, left school at 16 and entered the Hogarth Press a publisher's apprentice under Leonard and Virginia Woolf. He illustrated his first book while serving in the Royal Air Force during WW2 going on to become a prolific illustrator, mainly of children's books. A good friend of Stanley Spencer, Kennedy's portrait of him hangs in the Spencer Gallery in Cookham.
Cecil Mary Leslie (1900–1980) was an engraver, portrait painter, sculptor and illustrator.
Cecil Leslie illustrated the Puffin editions of the classic Heidi (1956) and E. Nesbit's The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1958), The Wouldbegoods (1958) and The Enchanted Castle (1964). She also illustrated many of Pauline Clarke's books, including the Carnegie Medal winner, The Twelve and the Genii, and several other children's books by Rose Fyleman and Alison Uttley, among others.