Born in Leicester in 1938, Reg Cartwright began his career as a graphic designer for several art studios and advertising agencies before becoming a full-time painter and illustrator from 1974.

Reg is perhaps best known as the illustrator of 40 books for young readers. He utilises a cubist-influenced style of simplifying the world into basic shapes.

Reg Cartwright, Flowers. Part of the Paintings in Hospitals collection.

The results are a mix of child-like simplicity and wonder and subtly expressive cultural references. His work is widely respected and has received a variety of awards, including the MSIA for illustration and graphics.

Key facts: We have 17 artworks by Reg in our collection.

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