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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Reg Gray

Reg Gray is a name that crops up as an illustrator in a number of annuals (e.g. Boys' World Annual, Daily Mirror Book for Boys, etc.) and books. A little bit of information came my way recently that Reg was the artist of the globe logo that adorned the covers of Look and Learn magazine for many years.

I've been unable to find out a huge amount about Reginald Stanley Gray. I believe he was born 19 November 1923 and died in 1992, aged 68, having lived most of his life in Essex. A former Able Seaman during the Second World War, he was also a painter and sculptor, an exhibition of his work held at the Collector's Gallery, London, 26 May-10 June 1961.

Catalogue
Reginald Gray: New Paintings, Drawings, Pottery. London, Collector's Gallery, 1961.

Illustrated Books
No Time For Tankers by Richard Armstrong. London, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1958.
High Road Home by William Corbin. London, Methuen, 1962.
My Favourite Animal Stories, ed. Gerald Durrell. London, Lutterworth Press, 1962.
Lizard Island Expedition by John B. Mercer. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1965.
A Donkey Called Haryat by Mary Drewery. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1967.
Supernatural Stories for Boys. Feltham, Hamlyn, 1968.
A Candle for St. Georgios by Mary Drewey. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1969.
Rosanna the Goat by Mary Crockett. London, Chatto, Boyd & Oliver, 1969.
Rüdi et le chamois (abridged) by Robert Recher, ed. C. Wright. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1969.
Réseau Clandestin (abridged) by Claude Stokis, ed. Malcolm E. Ridge. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1970.
Discovery: Where You Live by Philip A. Sauvain. London, Macmillan, 1970.
Holiday Stories for Girls. Feltham, Hamlyn, 1970.
Sports Stories for Boys. Feltham, Hamlyn, 1970.
Spy Stories for Boys. Feltham, Hamlyn, 1970.
Thrilling Stories from the Past for Girls, ed. Eric Duthie. Feltham, Odhams Books, 1970.
Where the Winds Meet by Mary Drewery. London, Chatto, Boyd & Oliver, 1971.
Invisible Magic by Elisabeth Beresford. London, Hart-Davis, 1974.
Knights of the Cardboard Castle by Elisabeth Beresford. London, Methuen, 1976.
The Clover Club and the House of Mystery by A. D. Langholm. London, W. H. Allen, 1978.
The Runaway by Gillian Cross. London, Methuen Children's Books, 1979.
The Clover Club and the Adventure that Fell from the Sky by A. D. Langholm. London, Methuen Children's, 1980.
More Horse and Pony Stories, ed. Janet Sachs. London, Octopus, 1981.
Favourite Pony Stories (revised ed.). London, Octopus Books, 1987.