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Nina K. Brisley


(1898 - 1978)

Nina K. Brisley

Nina Kennard Brisley studied at Lambeth School of Art and exhibited at the Royal Academy. Beginning in 1923, she illustrated the Chalet School series by Elinor Brent-Dyer. She illustrated books by many others. In the 1950’s her illustrations were turned into postcards. Her simple line-block style continues to have considerable appeal.

Nina was a sister of Joyce Lancaster Brisley who often omitted the surname.

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The School at the Chalet (1925)

This is the first in a series of about 60 books by Elinor Brent-Dyer, initially published between 1925 and 1970.

Author(s): Elinor Brent-Dyer
Illustrator(s): Nina K. Brisley

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