Original picture book artwork by Christopher Corr is available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration.
Christopher Corr was born in London in 1955 to Irish parents. He studied Graphic Design at Manchester Polytechnic and was awarded the Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship to the USA in 1979. He returned to complete a masters at the Royal College of Art where he won the RCA Drawing Prize.
He has had dozens of one man shows since 1983, mainly influenced by his extensive travels, at the Curwen, Berkeley Square, and Cadogan Galleries. He's currently working for two exhibitions for 2008. The first for MIDAN (Musee d'art naif) in France and the second for Castor & Pollux in Brighton focusing on cities. His work has been awarded many times including the Chelsea Arts Club Graphics Prize, the Lloyd Bank Printmaking scholarship, the D&AD Silver Award and the Association Of Illustrators Silver Award for his work on A Suitable Boy. Last year he won the Print Magazine (USA) award for Design Excellence for Windstar Cruises brochures. Christopher has worked on numerous commissions including a Royal Mail millennium stamp about the UN Peace-keeping Force in Bosnia. In 1996 and 1997 he was artist for Quantas and produced paintings, posters and prints. He has also painted posters and cards and other materials for London Transport, National Aids Trust, Body Shop, Habitat and Ikea, UNICEF, Kensington & Chelsea Healthcare Authority, and Waterstones.
More recently he's been branching out into animation and made his first film with Sherbet (www.sherbet.co.uk) for the Rotary Foundation, about bringing clean water to the third world.