Original picture book artwork by Christopher Corr is available for purchase from Children’s Book Illustration.
Deep in the Woods, published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, has excited reviewers in numerous countries… “The charm, beauty and originality of this book lies in Christopher Corr’s illustrations.” “What particularly attracts the reader is the extraordinary luminosity which emanates from the pages of the book.” and so on!
Don’t Spill the Milk was shortlisted for the 2014 UKLA Book Award.
Christopher Corr was born in Camden Town, London. He studied Graphic Design at Manchester Polytechnic and was awarded a 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. These days Chris teaches at Goldsmiths in London and sometimes at West Dean College in West Sussex.
He has had dozens of one-man shows since 1983, mainly influenced by his extensive travels, at the Curwen, Berkeley Square, and Rowley Galleries but he’s also exhibited widely in the U.S.A. and Europe. 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. 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 Qantas 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, and the metro in 3 Chinese cities. He worked on an animation project with Sherbet in London and Fountain Digital in Moscow. More recently, and with the 2016 Olympics in mind, he was commissioned by a Brazilian homewares company called Mooui to paint a large world map for bed linen, curtains and t-shirts for children.
His recent children’s books for Andersen Press include The Goggle-Eyed Goats, Don’t Spill The Milk and All Aboard for the Bobo Road which is about a bus journey in Burkino Faso. For Frances Lincoln his latest book is Deep in the Woods and next year sees the publication of A Calendar of Stories. He has also completed a series of children’s travel guides for Lonely Planet called ‘Not For Parents’.