MICHAEL FOREMAN

TELLING TALES

Chris Beetles Gallery is delighted to present a major selling retrospective of works by one of the best-loved creators of children's books since the Second World War.

The exhibition includes over 275 works spanning 50 years of achievement and focuses on his work as an illustrator of fairy tales, myths and legends, and children's classics, including collaborations with Brian Alderson, Angela Carter, Roald Dahl, Terry Jones and Michael Morpurgo.

'JUST TO SHOW YOU, I'LL TURN MYSELF INTO A LION,' REPLIED THE OGRE by MICHAEL FOREMAN

'JUST TO SHOW YOU, I'LL TURN MYSELF INTO A LION,' REPLIED THE OGRE

THE OGRE CHANGED INTO A MOUSE ... THE CAT NO SOONER SAW HIM THAN HE JUMPED ON HIM AND GOBBLED HIM UP by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE OGRE CHANGED INTO A MOUSE ... THE CAT NO SOONER SAW HIM THAN HE JUMPED ON HIM AND GOBBLED HIM UP

THE SHADOW OF THE BEAST by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE SHADOW OF THE BEAST

BLUEBEARD TOOK AN ENORMOUS CUTLASS IN HIS HAND AND SHOUTED TO HIS WIFE: 'COME DOWN AT ONCE, OR I'LL CLIMB UP TO YOU!' by MICHAEL FOREMAN

BLUEBEARD TOOK AN ENORMOUS CUTLASS IN HIS HAND AND SHOUTED TO HIS WIFE: 'COME DOWN AT ONCE, OR I'LL CLIMB UP TO YOU!'

'MAY I SIT HERE AND WATCH YOU EAT YOUR SUPPER, BEAUTY,' HE ASKED by MICHAEL FOREMAN

'MAY I SIT HERE AND WATCH YOU EAT YOUR SUPPER, BEAUTY,' HE ASKED

A STORM OF SNOW CAME ON, WITH SUCH A FURIOUS WIND THAT, TWICE, HE WAS BLOWN FROM HIS HORSE by MICHAEL FOREMAN

A STORM OF SNOW CAME ON, WITH SUCH A FURIOUS WIND THAT, TWICE, HE WAS BLOWN FROM HIS HORSE

SHE FOUND HIM WHERE SHE HAD DREAMED SHE WOULD, STRETCHED OUT UNCONSCIOUS ON THE GRASS BESIDE A STREAM by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SHE FOUND HIM WHERE SHE HAD DREAMED SHE WOULD, STRETCHED OUT UNCONSCIOUS ON THE GRASS BESIDE A STREAM

AT THE POINT OF DEATH by MICHAEL FOREMAN

AT THE POINT OF DEATH

A DRESS THE VERY COLOUR OF A SUMMER SKY FULL OF GOLDEN CLOUDS WAS READY AND WAITING FOR HER by MICHAEL FOREMAN

A DRESS THE VERY COLOUR OF A SUMMER SKY FULL OF GOLDEN CLOUDS WAS READY AND WAITING FOR HER

YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT NOTHING TO GIVE OUR CHILDREN TO EAT by MICHAEL FOREMAN

YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT NOTHING TO GIVE OUR CHILDREN TO EAT

THE MESSENGERS FROM THE PALACE LED DONKEY-SKIN TO THE PRINCE by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE MESSENGERS FROM THE PALACE LED DONKEY-SKIN TO THE PRINCE

IT WAS THE YOUNG PRINCE, RICKY WITH THE TUFT by MICHAEL FOREMAN

IT WAS THE YOUNG PRINCE, RICKY WITH THE TUFT

SHE SAW A HUGE KITCHEN FULL OF COOKS, SCULLIONS AND ALL THE STAFF REQUIRED TO PREPARE A MAGNIFICENT BANQUET by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SHE SAW A HUGE KITCHEN FULL OF COOKS, SCULLIONS AND ALL THE STAFF REQUIRED TO PREPARE A MAGNIFICENT BANQUET

THE FIDDLERS FORGOT TO PLY THEIR BOWS by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE FIDDLERS FORGOT TO PLY THEIR BOWS

HER STEPMOTHER GAVE CINDERELLA ALL THE ROUGH WORK ABOUT THE HOUSE TO DO, WASHING THE POTS AND PANS, CLEANING OUT MADAME'S BEDROOM AND THOSE OF HER STEP-SISTERS TOO by MICHAEL FOREMAN

HER STEPMOTHER GAVE CINDERELLA ALL THE ROUGH WORK ABOUT THE HOUSE TO DO, WASHING THE POTS AND PANS, CLEANING OUT MADAME'S BEDROOM AND THOSE OF HER STEP-SISTERS TOO

SWEETHEART GAVE THE DOG A BIG KICK AND THE RING PRICKED HIS FINGER JUST AS IF IT HAD BEEN A PIN by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SWEETHEART GAVE THE DOG A BIG KICK AND THE RING PRICKED HIS FINGER JUST AS IF IT HAD BEEN A PIN

HE SAW THE REFLECTION OF HIS NEW SELF   HEAD OF A LION, WITH A BULL'S HORNS ON TOPS; LIMBS OF A WOLF; AND A LONG SNAKY TAIL by MICHAEL FOREMAN

HE SAW THE REFLECTION OF HIS NEW SELF HEAD OF A LION, WITH A BULL'S HORNS ON TOPS; LIMBS OF A WOLF; AND A LONG SNAKY TAIL

SLEEPING BEAUTY & OTHER FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SLEEPING BEAUTY & OTHER FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES

THE STRANGE CREATURE, HALF BIRD, HALF WOLF, BARRED THEIR WAY WITH ITS GREAT TALONS, AND BARED ITS WOLF TEETH by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE STRANGE CREATURE, HALF BIRD, HALF WOLF, BARRED THEIR WAY WITH ITS GREAT TALONS, AND BARED ITS WOLF TEETH

THE MONSTER NARWHAL by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE MONSTER NARWHAL

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