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Alice: Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html
Alice climbing through the looking glass

Mervyn Peake 1911 - 1968, очень интересный автор - писатель, живописец, график.

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html
Shrunken Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrations first published 1946

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html
The Walrus & the Carpenter

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html
The Bellman from  The Hunting of the Snark. 1941

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html
"Автопортрет, х., м."

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Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html

Mervyn Peake http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html

  • 1911 - Born July 9th in the hill town of Kuling , Kiang-Hsi Province, China . The nearby mountain overlooking the plains of Ho was an inspiration for his novels. The younger son of Congregationalist missionary parents, most of his childhood was spent in Tientsin (Tianjin) south east of Peking ( Beijing ).
    Read more about Mervyn Peake's in China
  • 1914 - His first visit to England, where he stayed with relations at Poole, Dorset. During his twelve years in China he attended the Tientsin Grammar School
  • 1923 - Moves back to England and lives at Wallington, in Surrey, where his father sets up a medical practice. Attended the then School for the Sons of Missionaries, now Eltham Collegiate School.
  • 1929 - Left Eltham and briefly went to study at the Croydon School of Art before enrolling at the Royal Academy in December that year.
  • 1931 - Has one of his paintings chosen for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
  • 1932 - Designs costumes used for The Insect Play
  • 1933 Following advice from one of his teachers at Eltham, decides to move to Sark in the Channel Islands where he lives for the next two years.
  • 1935 - Moves back to London having exhibited his work on several occasions with The Sark Group, at galleries in London and in Paris. Begins teaching at the Westminster School of Art.
  • 1936 - Meets Maeve Gilmore on her very first day at the art school.
  • 1937 - Marries at St James’s, Spanish Place Central London, on 1st December
  • 1938 - Has his first one-man show at the Calmann Gallery in London
  • 1939 - His first book Captain Slaughterboard is published by Country Life
  • 1940 - Moves from London to Sussex where School House is rented in the village of Warningcamp , near Arundel, in Sussex . His first child Sebastian is born. Begins writing Titus Groan and joins the Royal Artillery. In December Ride a Cock-Horse and other Nursery Rhymes is published.
  • 1942 - Second son Fabian is born. Receives special dispensation from his commanding officer to continue writing his novel. Given the job of painting For Officers Only on the doors of portable wooden lavatories.
  • 1942 - Leaves the Army
  • 1945 - Visits Germany as war artist, commissioned by The Leader magazine and enters the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in June. Gathers ideas for a future collection of poems, and produces several drawings of the dying inmates.
  • 1946Titus Groan is published by Eyre & Spottiswoode the manuscript having been read by Graham Greene who recommends it to the publisher who reads it over the weekend and immediately decides to publish.
  • 1946 - The Peake family moves to Le Chalet in Sark , renting the large house from a local farmer. The previous occupant had been the commanding officer of the German occupation force. 
  • 1949 - Daughter Clare is born at the Le Chalet attended at the birth by Sister Kilfoyle, known to Mervyn as Sister Tinfoil. She, the nurse, is not amused.
  • 1950 - Gormenghast is published to very good reviews.
  • 1951 - Wins the Heinemann Prize for Literature for Gormenghast and The Glassblowers and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
  • 1952 - Moves back to Wallington his childhood home.
  • 1956 - Titus Groan adapted for BBC radio
  • 1957 - The Wit to Woo performed at the Arts Theatre in London
  • 1959 - Titus Alone published
  • 1968 - Dies November 17th at a carehome run by his brother in law, at Burcot, near Oxford . He is buried in the churchyard of the 11th century St Mary the Virgin, at Burpham, near Arundel, together with his wife.  In nearby graves lie his paternal grandparents, and together in another grave, his brother and sister in law


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7 окт, 2009 09:36 (UTC)
I never knew that he had done some Alice illustrations - thank you so much for posting these!

Я никогда не знал, что он сделал некоторые иллюстрации Элис - огромное спасибо за регистрацию их!
1 ноя, 2009 17:47 (UTC)
Спасибо Вам!!
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