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Christian Birmingham

Christian Birmingham graduated from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1991.  He won his first contract almost immediately on leaving college.  He was soon commissioned for a book that has now sold in excess of 2 million copies - The Night Before Christmas.  The immediacy of chalk and pencil suits his style and offers a wonderful luminosity to his works. 

Books illustrated include: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Little Farmer Joe, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Sleeping Beauty, Wenceslas, The Night Before Christmas, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Butterfly Lion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wuthering Heights, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and War Horse

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War Horse

17 images were created to Michael Morpurgo's loved novel, War Horse. This limited edition of 580 books was published in 2022

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrations created to Lewis Carroll's classic  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This limited edition of 420 books was published in 2019

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Wuthering Heights

Illustrations created to Emily  Brontë's classic novel, Wuthering Heights. This limited edition of 200 books published 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Illustrations created to William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. This limited edition of 450 books published 2014

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Other Illustrations

Christian Birmingham's illustration to Black Beauty and other publications

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