An Elephant Came By

24 Dutch illustrators

The Dutch Foundation for Literature has compiled an exhibition of illustrations from picture books. The aim of this exhibition is to request global attention for the quality and diversity of Dutch illustrations, design and (picture) books.

A selection has been made from more than 100 illustrations by 24 children’s book illustrators: Dick Bruna, Charlotte Dematons, Harrie Geelen, Annemarie van Haeringen, Margriet Heymans, Wim Hofman, Philip Hopman, Yvonne Jagtenberg, Ceseli Josephus Jitta, Jan Jutte, Joke van Leeuwen, Ted van Lieshout, Martijn van der Linden, Mance Post, Sieb Posthuma, Wouter van Reek, Daan Remmerts de Vries, Ingrid & Dieter Schubert, Thé Tjong-Khing, Marit Törnqvist, Max Velthuijs, Fiep Westendorp, Sylvia Weve, Fleur van der Weel.

Dieter en Ingrid Schubert

Ted van Lieshout wrote the texts of the accompanying catalogue: interviews with the illustrators, a state-of-the-art essay on Dutch children’s book illustrations, and a story about an ‘Elephant that ambles through the exhibition’.
Philip Stroomberg was responsible for the layout of catalogue. The catalogue is in English, has 120 pages, is in full colour, and measures 33.5 x 24 cm.

Annemarie van Haeringen

Delano van Diest and Philip Stroomberg made a video impression An Elephant Came By which you can view here and on Vimeo.

Agnes Vogt


Agnes Vogt

Head of translations / Translations grants children's books