Fiep Westendorp

 

 

Fiep Westendorp illustrator  

Fiep Westendorp (17 December 1916 – 3 February 2004) was a Dutch illustrator who became especially popular due to her long-term collaboration with writer Annie M.G. Schmidt. Fiep did a large number of illustrations for books, magazines and newspapers, and generations of Dutch children have grown up with her illustrations.
The drawings she made for ‘Jip en Janneke’, a series of stories which ran in Dutch newspaper
Het Parool from 1953 to 1957, were later published as a childrens’ book that is still very popular
today.


In 1971, Fiep Westendorp and Annie M.G. Schmidt published the book ‘Pluk van de Petteflet’ about a little boy called Pluk who had all sorts of adventures with his red breakdown lorry (English translation available as ‘Tow-truck Pluck’).
Since the regular Dutch awards for illustrations always eluded her, she was given a unique award for her entire oeuvre in 1997.

 

 

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