Robert Ingpen

An acclaimed multi-award winning Australian artist and illustrator with a prolific career spanning many decades in illustrating and writing superb children’s books. Robert Ingpen is the only one of the two Australians whose contribution to children’s literature has been acknowledged with the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 2016, at the age of 80, Robert Ingpen received the CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Lifetime Achievement Award.

"Tea and Sugar Christmas" Robert Ingpen paints a moving picture of outback Australia Robert Ingpen Robert Ingpen

“Tea and Sugar Christmas” Robert Ingpen paints a moving picture of outback Australia

The Tea and Sugar train only came once a week on a Thursday. But the special Christmas train only came once a year. Today was Sunday. Four more days without …

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"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking-Glass" illustrated by Robert Ingpen Robert Ingpen Robert Ingpen

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking-Glass” illustrated by Robert Ingpen

Below you’ll see both “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking-Glass” illustrated by the Australian master Robert Ingpen. Originally published by Palazzo Editions (my books shown here are …

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"The Night before Christmas": Robert Ingpens' Santa from my childhood's imagination Robert Ingpen Robert Ingpen

“The Night before Christmas”: Robert Ingpens’ Santa from my childhood’s imagination

This classic poem by the American professor of literature and theology Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) and the Australian master of illustration Robert Ingpen (born 1936) was first titled “A Visit …

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"A Thoughtful way of explaining conservation to children" by Robert Ingpen Robert Ingpen Robert Ingpen

“A Thoughtful way of explaining conservation to children” by Robert Ingpen

Despite being published over 30 years ago (in 1987) this book on conservation is probably more relevant today than ever before. Its simple texts made accessible to children (co-authored by …

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