Kitchen, Bert

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KITCHEN, Bert. (Herbert Thomas). British, b. 1940. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction. Career: Visiting lecturer in drawing and design at London Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1961-64, and City of London Polytechnic, 1964-; artist; author and illustrator of children's books, 1983-. Freelance textile designer for Edinburgh Weavers, 1961-63; illustrator for Private Eye magazine, 1969-; artist of background paintings for feature and television films, 1975-85; artist for animation films, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC-TV), and London Weekend Television, 1975-88; artist for advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson and McCann-Erikson. Publications: SELF-ILLUSTRATED FOR CHILDREN: Animal Alphabet, 1984; Mythical Creatures, 1986; Animal Numbers, 1987; Tenrec's Twigs, 1989; Gorilla Chinchilla, and Other Animal Rhymes, 1990; Pig in a Barrow (poems), 1991; Somewhere Today…, 1992; And So They Build…, 1993; When Hunger Calls, 1994. Address: David Higham Associates, 5-8 Lower John St., Golden Square, London W1R 4HA, England.