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Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1976)

Biography of naturalist artist Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1976)

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1976) was an internationally renowned naturalistic artist, working in many mediums: oil, watercolour, etching and wood engraving.

Tunnicliffe studied at the Royal College of Art and became an illustrator, famously illustrating Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter.

Tunnicliffe also illustrated the Brooke Bond tea cards, which were seen by millions of people in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tunnicliffe illustrated a number of the Ladybird books too.

He was elected a Royal Academician and exhibited worldwide.

After his death, much of his personal collection was bequeathed to Anglesey Council and can now be seen at the Anglesey Gallery.

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