“The Bible in Pictures” – The work of Annie Vallotton – A Lasting Legacy
Following weeks, nay, months of planning, hard work, and a trip to the United States, we’re pleased to open the Annie Vallotton exhibition tonight at the beautiful St Martin-in-the Fields in Trafalgar Square.
Vallotton’s simple line-drawing illustrations illuminated the Bible’s stories for readers. The success of Good News for Modern Man was followed by the complete Bible translation, the Good News Bible, which included pen-and-ink illustrations by Vallotton. To date, the Good News Bible has sold more than 225 million copies – each with Vallotton’s illustrations.
Annie was delighted at the privilege of contributing her amazing artwork to the Bible. In her own words: “I was very excited. I used a pencil for the rough drafts and a pen to ink them. I never added colour. I had no need to research clothing or buildings – you see I wanted drawings that were ‘out of time’.”
The exhibition runs from 26 June – 26 October
Check here for opening times: http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/visiting/art-and-exhibitions/