Charlie Mackesy is a renowned British artist and author, celebrated for his distinctive and emotive illustrative style. He began his artistic journey as a cartoonist for The Spectator before transitioning to book illustration, notably working on Oxford University historian, Richard Overy's "The American Century". His multifaceted career also includes creating a prodigious private collection, boasting works exhibited in galleries around the world, from New York to London.
Mackesy’s breakthrough came with the release of his book titled "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse" in 2019. The book, a delicate blend of his stirring illustrations and thoughtful text on friendship and kindness, has resonated with readers globally and has been translated in many languages. It won the British Book Awards in 2020, standing as testament to his stirring talent.
Charlie Mackesy's work is driven by an undeniable passion for challenging convention, exploring human emotions, and reaching into the heart of human experiences. With an unwavering dedication to his art, he continues to inspire, entertain, and touch lives through his extraordinary creations.