The Illustrators 2011 opens at the Chris Beetles Gallery in St James’s, London, this weekend, and runs until January 7.
The gallery’s annual winter show features more than 85 much-loved and respected illustrators and cartoonists from 1837 to the present day.
Contemporary cartoonists in The Illustrators 2011 include PCO members Jonathan Cusick, above, and John Jensen, alongside Christian Adams, Peter Brookes, Matt and Ronald Searle.
Also featured is work from big names from the past such as John Tenniel, Beatrix Potter, E.H. Shepard, H.M. Bateman, David Low, Donald McGill, Rowland Emett, Thelwell, Vicky, Giles and Larry.
The grand opening is this weekend, November 19 and 20, 10am-5.30pm, and as usual it is a selling exhibition. Original cartoons and illustrations are one-offs, so it gives the public the chance to buy genuinely unique Christmas presents.
Accompanying the exhibition is a 384-page catalogue, with more than 600 full-colour illustrations and many new biographical essays. This is available from the gallery. For more details visit the Chris Beetles Gallery website.