The Art of Victor Ambrus

I was fortunate enough to stumble across this exhibition of Victor’s works at the www.museumofsomerset.org.uk in Taunton. Victor was on of my heroes whilst I was studying Illustration in Falmouth. This new exhibition features some 90 original works created over a period of nearly 60 years by this much-loved artist. It runs 23 April – 2 July.

Victor is one of the UKs most recognised illustrators of history, folk tales and children’s books and is well known for his archaeological reconstructions created for Channel 4’s Time Team series.

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I had a passion for historical re-constructions using mixed media and especially dip pen and ink (and my fingers). Gone are those days, I have an Apple Mac, Photoshop and a Wacom (graphics tablet) now! In a similar style I produced a wealth of educational books for Hodder & Stoughton.

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