Martijn van der Linden
Martijn van der Linden (b. 1979) is described as possibly the best animal illustrator in the Netherlands. And animals do indeed play key roles in most of his works. But Van der Linden is much more than that. He is much in demand as a cover artist due to his realistic style; in his own picture books, on the other hand, he aims for diversity in subject matter, materials, colour and style.