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.

IBIS Latest News

The Spring 2022 issue (no. 80) of our thrice-yearly bulletin, Studies in Illustration, has now been despatched to all members. This issue includes articles on work by Albert Wainwright and Thomas Mackenzie together with reviews and 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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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.
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