Fulvio Testa (born 1947)
'He Would Scramble Up the Mountains Where No Foot Has Ever Trod'
Illustration for 'The Butterfly Collector' by Naomi Lewis (London: Andersen Press, 1978)
Museum no. E.289-1982
The Butterfly Collector, published in 1978, falls into Fulvio Testa's early career as a children's book illustrator. The vivid colour in this watercolour landscape scene is typical of his style. Testa enjoys using watercolour because of its unpredictable qualities and the blotches and run-ins add character to his work. He began his career as a children's book illustrator in 1971 but he is now known as a landscape artist, generally of abstract mountain scenes. He pays great attention to his materials, using the finest hand-made paper which adds to the textural quality of his work.
This image can be found in Prints and Drawings Study Room box EDUC 1.