Quentin Blake


About Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake was born in 1932 and is one of Britain’s, and the world’s, best-known illustrators. His first drawings were published in Punch when he was 16. He has illustrated nearly 300 books with writers such as Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen, John Yeoman and, most famously of all, Roald Dahl.

He has also illustrated classic books for adults, and created his own characters such as Mister Magnolia and Mrs Armitage. For many years he taught at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 to 1986. He is a CBE and, in France, a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. According to The Guardian, he was already a ‘national institution’ when he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate in 1999.

Deckchair Design

Quentin Blake Deckchair

Quentin donated a design to Deckchair Dreams in 2006. He also helped to launch the collection.

His limited edition design is available from our online shop and all proceeds help support the Royal Parks.