Illustrator Quentin Blake knighted in New Year Honours list

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The illustrator Quentin Blake has received a knighthood in the 2013 New Year Honours.

Perhaps best know for his pictures in books by Roald Dahl, Sir Quentin has illustrated more than 300 books as well as drawing pictures for TV programme Jackanory and specially created art works for use in public spaces like hospitals.

Having already received an OBE and a CBE his new honour recognises his involvement in the House Of Illustration, a permanent museum and gallery for which he has pledged his entire archive, due to open in north London in 2014.

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