Wolf Erlbruch (b. 1948) is arguably Germany’s best known and also its most awarded illustrator. His work strikes a balance between art and illustration and he excels in both traditional and experimental craftsmanship. His influence on the art of illustration worldwide is considerable and his style is emulated in his own country and beyond. He won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen prize in 2006 and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2017.