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.
Current and Forthcoming Events
Visit our Events page to see details of exhibitions, talks and other events which we think will be of interest to our members.
IBIS Latest News
The Summer 2023 issue (no. 84) of our thrice-yearly bulletin, Studies in Illustration, has now been despatched to all members. This issue includes articles on work by W. B. Macdougall and two articles about illustrated bookplates, together with reviews and variety of other news.
Visit our revitalised "Events" page for details of exhibitions and events which we think might be of interest to members of our Society. We welcome suggestions for exhibitions and talks that we can add to the list.
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