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 OIL-SHEIKH AND HIS MULE TRAIN RODE DOWN TO THE CITY by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE OIL-SHEIKH AND HIS MULE TRAIN RODE DOWN TO THE CITY

MORGIANA REALIZED THAT THIS WAS NOT A CUSTOMARY THING FOR OIL-JARS TO SAY, AND REPLIED HUSKILY, 'NO; THE TIME IS NOT YET.' by MICHAEL FOREMAN

MORGIANA REALIZED THAT THIS WAS NOT A CUSTOMARY THING FOR OIL-JARS TO SAY, AND REPLIED HUSKILY, 'NO; THE TIME IS NOT YET.'

MORGIANA ENTERED THE SUPPER-ROOM, BOWED LOW TO THE ASSEMBLED COMPANY, AND BEGAN TO CAVORT ROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR by MICHAEL FOREMAN

MORGIANA ENTERED THE SUPPER-ROOM, BOWED LOW TO THE ASSEMBLED COMPANY, AND BEGAN TO CAVORT ROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR

THE MAGICIAN WENT ON TIPPING BACK HIS GLASS UNTIL HE WAS EVENTUALLY ALMOST CATATONIC by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE MAGICIAN WENT ON TIPPING BACK HIS GLASS UNTIL HE WAS EVENTUALLY ALMOST CATATONIC

MRS TUANKI PULLED THE BLUE-CHECK CLOTH OFF THE BAKING BOWL by MICHAEL FOREMAN

MRS TUANKI PULLED THE BLUE-CHECK CLOTH OFF THE BAKING BOWL

THE DRAGON by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE DRAGON

FANTASTIC STORIES by MICHAEL FOREMAN

FANTASTIC STORIES

CHARLEMAGNE KNOCKED AT THE DOOR OF THE ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE by MICHAEL FOREMAN

CHARLEMAGNE KNOCKED AT THE DOOR OF THE ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE

A LONG TIME AGO, IN A REMOTE PART OF CHINA, A DRAGON ONCE FLEW DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINS AND SETTLED ON THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE OF A RICH MERCHANT by MICHAEL FOREMAN

A LONG TIME AGO, IN A REMOTE PART OF CHINA, A DRAGON ONCE FLEW DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINS AND SETTLED ON THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE OF A RICH MERCHANT

THERE WAS ONCE A DOG WHO COULD PERFORM THE MOST AMAZING TRICKS by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THERE WAS ONCE A DOG WHO COULD PERFORM THE MOST AMAZING TRICKS

'YOUR MAJESTY!' CRIED THE MERCHANT. 'THE JADE DRAGON HAS FLOWN DOWN FROM THE JADE DRAGON SNOW MOUNTAIN AND IS SITTING ON MY ROOF-TOP!' by MICHAEL FOREMAN

'YOUR MAJESTY!' CRIED THE MERCHANT. 'THE JADE DRAGON HAS FLOWN DOWN FROM THE JADE DRAGON SNOW MOUNTAIN AND IS SITTING ON MY ROOF-TOP!'

A GREAT SHIP STRUCK THE ROCKS NEAR BY AND STARTED TO SINK by MICHAEL FOREMAN

A GREAT SHIP STRUCK THE ROCKS NEAR BY AND STARTED TO SINK

THE SHIP OF FOOLS by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE SHIP OF FOOLS

FOR WHAT SEEMED A LIFETIME, HER EYES FEASTED ON THE IMAGE BEFORE HER. AND EVERYONE IN THE COURT WAITED WITH BAITED BREATH by MICHAEL FOREMAN

FOR WHAT SEEMED A LIFETIME, HER EYES FEASTED ON THE IMAGE BEFORE HER. AND EVERYONE IN THE COURT WAITED WITH BAITED BREATH

ONE DAY, KING YORICK WAS BEING CARRIED HOME TO HIS PALACE IN HIS SPECIALLY HEATED CHAIR by MICHAEL FOREMAN

ONE DAY, KING YORICK WAS BEING CARRIED HOME TO HIS PALACE IN HIS SPECIALLY HEATED CHAIR

THE OLD WOMAN LOOKED OUT OF THE LITTLE WINDOW BY HER BED, AND THOUGHT SHE SAW THE EVENING STAR by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE OLD WOMAN LOOKED OUT OF THE LITTLE WINDOW BY HER BED, AND THOUGHT SHE SAW THE EVENING STAR

THE FORGET-ME-NUTS DIDN'T REALLY HELP KING YORICK THAT MUCH EITHER by MICHAEL FOREMAN

THE FORGET-ME-NUTS DIDN'T REALLY HELP KING YORICK THAT MUCH EITHER

EYES-ALL-OVER WAS SITTING AT HOME, COUNTING THROUGH HIS POT OF GOLD AS USUAL by MICHAEL FOREMAN

EYES-ALL-OVER WAS SITTING AT HOME, COUNTING THROUGH HIS POT OF GOLD AS USUAL

A WANDERING MINSTREL ONCE COMPOSED A MAGICAL SONG THAT MADE EVERYONE WHO HEARD IT GLAD by MICHAEL FOREMAN

A WANDERING MINSTREL ONCE COMPOSED A MAGICAL SONG THAT MADE EVERYONE WHO HEARD IT GLAD

GUARDS! SEIZE THIS BOY BY THE EARS, AND THROW HIM IN JAIL! by MICHAEL FOREMAN

GUARDS! SEIZE THIS BOY BY THE EARS, AND THROW HIM IN JAIL!

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