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.
Exhibitions and Events
Our next event will be our Summer Lecture on 19 May 2016 in which
Geoffrey Beare talks about the life and work of William Heath Robinson.
We also like to inform our members of other events and exhibitions which we think will be of interst to our members.
Click here for details and to order meeting tickets.
Studies in Illustration
Additional illustrations to various articles in our bulletin are available in the gallery section our website. Click Here for illustrations pertaining to the recent article by Ruth Artmonsky on Aubrey Hammond (Issue 62).
We invite IBIS members to join our email list. This will enable us to notify you of events and to report news in a more timely manner. The list will remain private and used only by members of the IBIS committee. To join our list, start by clicking here.