(1930 - )
Brian Wildsmith (born 1930) is a painter and children’s book illustrator. He won the 1962 Kate Greenaway Medal for British children’s book illustration, for his ABC—a book without any text except the letters of the alphabet. In all his books the illustrations, usually in brilliant color, have been as important as the text. For his contribution as a children’s illustrator Wildsmith was a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966 and 1968.