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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Arthur Oxenham

Arthur Oxenham was a prolific artist and illustrator who was particularly associated with the Read About It series of children's educational books published by Wheaton in the 1960s. Although relatively short (usually 24 pages), Oxenham 72 volumes in association with series authors Olive Gregory and Eileen Everett in five years; the series eventually lasted some 120 books (the later ones with other artists) and many of the early titles were subsequently reissued in the 1970s with different artwork. There was also a Welsh language series (published in 1967) which reprinted nine of the early titles.

Although the series included a wide range of geographical and historical subjects, Oxenham was primarily a wildlife illustrator, contributing many animal-related covers and dozens of colour illustrations to the 'Peeps at Nature' series which featured animals from around the world.

Examples of Arthur Oxenham's original artwork can be found at the Illustration Art Gallery.

Illustrations
Monkey Escapade by John Meiron Thomas. London, Longmans (Heritage Story Books 25), 1960.
Fables from the Middle East by Jirzis Saleh Qusus & N. M. A. Bukhari. London, Longmans, 1961.
Stories for Boys. London, Golden Pleasure Books, 1961.
Read About It series:
__1: Bread by O. B. Gregory. Essex, Wheaton, 1963.
__2: Milk by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963
__3: Tea by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__4: Sugar by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__5: Cotton by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__6: Rubber by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__7: Sheep Farmers by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__8: Fishermen by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__9: Coal Miners by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__10: Cowboys by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__11: Lumberjacks by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__12: Postmen by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1963.
__13: Glass by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__14: Oil by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__15: Butter by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__16: Cocoa and Chocolate by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__17: Salt by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__18: Soap by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__19: Airline Pilots by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__20: Bus Drivers by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__21: Firemen by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__22: Policemen by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__23: Ship Builders by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__24: Train Drivers by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1964.
__25: Food by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__26: Tools and Weapons by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__27: Clothes by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__28: Homes by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__29: Ships by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__30: Roads by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__31: William the Conqueror by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__32: Robert Bruce by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__33: Joan of ark by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__34: Christopher Columbus by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__35: Francis Drake by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__36: Guy Fawkes by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__37: Castles by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__38: Books and Writing by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__39: Canals by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__40: Railways by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__41 Motor Cars by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__42 Aeroplanes by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__43: Robert Clive by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__44: James Wolfe by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__45: James Cook by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__46: Horation Nelson by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__47: Florence Nightingale by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__48: David Livingstone by O. B. Gregory. Exeter, Wheaton, 1965.
__49: Badgers by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__50: Foxes by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__51: Hares by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__52: Deer by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__53: Dormice by Eileen Everett. Exeter Wheaton, 1967.
__54: Wasps by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__55: Hedgehogs by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__56: Squirrels by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__57: Toads by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__58: Bats by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__59: Bats by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__60: Butterflies by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__61: Otters by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__62: Rabbits by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__63: Harvest Mice by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__64: Moles by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__65: Spiders by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__66: Frogs by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__67: Newts by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__68: Bees by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__69: Lizards by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__70: Stoats by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__71: Ants by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__72: Ladybirds by Eileen Everett. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
The Haunted Airfield by Charles King. London, Golden Pleasure Books, 1965.
Horsey & Co. and the Bank Robbers by Richard Bowood. London, Golden Pleasure Books, 1965.
British Battles series:
__Bannockburn by Michael Raine. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__Bosworth by Michael Raine. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__Cullodden by Michael Raine. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__Flodden by Michael Raine. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
__Hastings by Michael Raine. Exeter, Wheaton, 1967.
Fossil Man by Michael Day. Feltham, Hamlyn, 1969.
Pets by Valerie Brayden. London, Lutterworth Press (Magpie Pocket Book), 1969.
Birds of the Countryside by Arthur Oxenham, text by John Taunton. London, Lutterworth Press (Magpie Pocket Book), 1970; revised, Guildford, Lutterworth Press, 1976.
Animals of Australia and New Zealand by Richard Sadleir. London, Hamlyn, 1970.
Prehistoric Man by Anthony Harvey. Feltham, Hamlyn, 1972.

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