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.

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The Spring 2021 issue (no. 77) of our thrice-yearly bulletin, Studies in Illustration, has now been despatched to all members. This issue includes articles on Jennie Harbour by Bill Connelly and Geoffrey Beare, on cataloguing the British Museum ‘de Beaumont’ collection by Edmund King, on Harry Rountree as a Commercial Artist (part 3) by Michael Pirie and a detailed review Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain by Susan Bailes.

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