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Charles Keeping Papers

Summary Information
Title: Charles Keeping Papers
Dates: 1972
Creator: Keeping, Charles
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-607
Collection contains 2 ink illustrations

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Wizards and Wampum; Legends of the Iroquois, 1972

Biographical Sketch

Charles Keeping was born September 22, 1924, in Lambeth, South London, England, and died May 16, 1988. He was an author, educator, artist, and illustrator. He was widely regarded as the most brilliant or original British children's illustrator of his day, but also came under criticism for the often morbid quality of his pictures and routine rejection of conventional narrative. He began work as an illustrator in 1956, commissioned by Oxford U. Press to illustrate children's stories. Besides illustrating books, Keeping was a visiting lecturer at several British art schools, created advertising art, murals, posters, comic strips and book jackets, and worked on children's films for television. In 1974 he was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen International Children's Book Medal.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 9, 56, 69; Children's Literature Review , vol. 34

Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection contains 2 ink illustrations for 1 title.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Keeping, Charles
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Wizards and Wampum; Legends of the Iroquois 1972 
Note  London, New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1972
Box MC1005
ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC1005