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Walter Crane
(b Liverpool, 15 Aug. 1845; d Horsham, Sussex, 14 Mar. 1915). British illustrator, designer, painter, writer, and administrator. His career was very varied, but he is best remembered today as an illustrator of children's books, a field in which he was prolific throughout his life. He took this work very seriously, believing that ‘We all remember the little cuts that coloured the books of our childhood.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)