Monday, June 18, 2007

John Ward (1917-2007)

John Stanton Ward, born 10 October 1917 in Hereford, died on 14 June at the age of 89. As well as landscapes and portraits, he was also a book illustrator, providing dust jacket illustrations for such books as Laurie Lee's Cider With Rosie and H. E. Bates' The Darling Buds of May. His illustrations for Lee's famous biography appeared in the Penguin edition (#1682, 1962) and Ward produced at least one original cover for Penguin for Monica Dickens' My Turn to Make the Tea (#1751).

Full obituaries have appeared in The Independent (16 June), Daily Telegraph (18 June), The Guardian (21 June), The Times (22 June).

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