John Burningham: An illustrator for all ages

I am having an exhibition of retrospective work that will include over 200 works spanning my entire career, from Cannonball Simp in the mid 1960’s through Mr Gumpy’s Outing, to my latest book, Motor Miles. All these illustrations will be on show at the Chris Beetles Gallery from Sunday 11 December 2016 until Friday 13 January 2017.

All artwork is for sale. To view exhibition click here.  For further information, please contact the gallery direct:

Chris Beetles Gallery
8 & 10 Ryder Street
St James’s
London SW1Y 6QB

Telephone: 020 7839 7551

John Burningham:  An illustrator for all ages

John Burningham: An illustrator for all ages


Published in October 2015.
The book is on Champagne – the drink, the myths and it’s celebrated drinkers.

For this book I created more than 50 new illustrations and sourced many wonderful quotes, photographs and images spanning 300 years of this famous drink.

“It is time to feel the frisson of the chilled bottle in the hand, the thwonking pop of the cork, the soft swish of the pale gold liquid, the snap of the bubbles at the first sip, the sudden promise that all’s right with the world, and if it isn’t, what’s wrong can always be fixed.” JOANNA LUMLEY from her Foreword

This book was published in October 2015 by LochAwe Books ISBN 978-0-9933862-0-6.

Order your copy online here: Compass Books

Distribution by Central Books UK Sales by Compass Tel: 020 8326 5696 Email:

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