Thé Tjong-Khing (b. 1933) is one of the best known Dutch illustrators of children’s books. His work evolved from comic strip drawings with a cinematic dynamic, through naturalistic pictures for realistic stories, to imaginative illustrations in which he avoids movement as far as possible. He prefers to depict emotions in a stylised manner. He has won many awards, including the Max Velthuijs Prize for his entire oeuvre.
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