IBIS was established in 1995 to encourage research into, and to facilitate the exchange of information on book and periodical illustrations, the artists and their publishers. The Society has a worldwide membership including artists, collectors, bibliographers, writers and general enthusiasts. Whilst IBIS embraces all aspects of illustrative art, the main emphasis is on the illustration of texts in English since the 1830s.
As well as containing information about the Society (its activities, benefits of membership, how to join) our website includes full details of our past publications which serve as important sources of information for writers and researchers.
We are pleased to announce our next meetings and visits.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013: Randon House Archives.
We regret that we are having to reschedule this visit. If you are interested in taking part at a future date you are still welcome to register your interest.
Saturday, 16 November 2013: An IBIS Study Day.
On the Illustrators of Charles Dickens.
Read the full details of these and other interesting events and exhibtions
on our Events Page.
Studies in Illustration - Issue 53
Issue 53 of Studies in Illustration is currently being posted to all members.
Click Here to view additional images to accompany the article on John Kettlewell.
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