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.

THE CENTIPEDE WAS DEAD by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE CENTIPEDE WAS DEAD

AND THERE, SURE ENOUGH, AT THE EDGE OF THIS WOOD
HE SAW HIS OWN DEAR SPARROW WAITING FOR HIM by MICHAEL FOREMAN

AND THERE, SURE ENOUGH, AT THE EDGE OF THIS WOOD HE SAW HIS OWN DEAR SPARROW WAITING FOR HIM

SHE WAS AT WORK HELPING A RICH FARMER TO HARVEST HIS CROP by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SHE WAS AT WORK HELPING A RICH FARMER TO HARVEST HIS CROP

MOMOTARO'S ONSLAUGHT WAS SO FURIOUS THAT HIS FIRST SWORD STROKE SEVERED NOT ONE BUT THREE OF THE DEMONS' HEADS by MICHAEL FOREMAN

MOMOTARO'S ONSLAUGHT WAS SO FURIOUS THAT HIS FIRST SWORD STROKE SEVERED NOT ONE BUT THREE OF THE DEMONS' HEADS

THE MOONFLIGHT OF INCHELINA by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE MOONFLIGHT OF INCHELINA

MICHAEL FOREMAN'S WORLD OF FAIRY TALES by MICHAEL FOREMAN

MICHAEL FOREMAN'S WORLD OF FAIRY TALES

RAVEN FLEW OFF, HOLDING THE SUN IN HIS LONG, CLAWED FEET by MICHAEL FOREMAN

RAVEN FLEW OFF, HOLDING THE SUN IN HIS LONG, CLAWED FEET

THE ANIMALS WONDERED AT THE LIGHT AND THE WARMTH by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE ANIMALS WONDERED AT THE LIGHT AND THE WARMTH

'HOW DARE YOU MAKE RAIN WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!' HE RAGED WHEN THE DRAGONS WERE BROUGHT BEFORE HIM. 'YOU HAVE DISOBEYED ME FOR THE LAST TIME.' by MICHAEL FOREMAN

'HOW DARE YOU MAKE RAIN WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!' HE RAGED WHEN THE DRAGONS WERE BROUGHT BEFORE HIM. 'YOU HAVE DISOBEYED ME FOR THE LAST TIME.'

AND SO THE WARRIORS ATTACKED THE SURROUNDING CITY AND EACH FOUGHT DOUBLY HARD TO SAVE THEIR CITY AND TO WIN THE PRINCESS AND THE RIGHT TO BE EMPEROR by MICHAEL FOREMAN

AND SO THE WARRIORS ATTACKED THE SURROUNDING CITY AND EACH FOUGHT DOUBLY HARD TO SAVE THEIR CITY AND TO WIN THE PRINCESS AND THE RIGHT TO BE EMPEROR

THE BAT SMILED AN ENORMOUS BEAMING SMILE by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE BAT SMILED AN ENORMOUS BEAMING SMILE

THEY CAME TO THE WARM COUNTRIES by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THEY CAME TO THE WARM COUNTRIES

INCHELINA IS CROWNED by MICHAEL FOREMAN

INCHELINA IS CROWNED

SHEHEREZADE AND SHAH SHAHRYAH by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SHEHEREZADE AND SHAH SHAHRYAH

THE SHE-RUKH LET FALL HER BOULDER ... AND, AS DESTINY DECREED, IT FELL STRAIGHT ON TO THE POOP OF OUR SHIP by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE SHE-RUKH LET FALL HER BOULDER ... AND, AS DESTINY DECREED, IT FELL STRAIGHT ON TO THE POOP OF OUR SHIP

THE MONGOOSE BEGAN TO CARRY FORTH THE SEEDS THAT HE HAD ALREADY COLLECTED AND LAY THEM BACK AMONG THE REST by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE MONGOOSE BEGAN TO CARRY FORTH THE SEEDS THAT HE HAD ALREADY COLLECTED AND LAY THEM BACK AMONG THE REST

SLOWLY THE VAPOUR CONDENSED INTO A SHAPE AND THE SHAPE INTO THE SOLID FIGURE OF A JINNI by MICHAEL FOREMAN

SLOWLY THE VAPOUR CONDENSED INTO A SHAPE AND THE SHAPE INTO THE SOLID FIGURE OF A JINNI

HE HAD TWO GREAT WINGS AND FOUR LIMBS, TWO LIKE HUMAN ARMS AND TWO LIKE LION'S PAWS, WITH CLAWS OF IRON by MICHAEL FOREMAN

HE HAD TWO GREAT WINGS AND FOUR LIMBS, TWO LIKE HUMAN ARMS AND TWO LIKE LION'S PAWS, WITH CLAWS OF IRON

AS THEY MOVED THROUGH THE STREETS THEY FOUND THE HOUSE AND MANSIONS, BAZAARS AND MARKETS,  ALL BUILT FROM BLACK STONE AND BRASS by MICHAEL FOREMAN

AS THEY MOVED THROUGH THE STREETS THEY FOUND THE HOUSE AND MANSIONS, BAZAARS AND MARKETS, ALL BUILT FROM BLACK STONE AND BRASS

GREAT BALES OF EMBROIDERED CLOTHS, CAMEL-LOADS OF SILKS AND BROCADES, MOUNDS OF CARPETS, AND BAGS FULL OF GOLD AND JEWELS by MICHAEL FOREMAN

GREAT BALES OF EMBROIDERED CLOTHS, CAMEL-LOADS OF SILKS AND BROCADES, MOUNDS OF CARPETS, AND BAGS FULL OF GOLD AND JEWELS

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