The Art of Victor Ambrus

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The exhibition includes this bloody scene of King Richard III in his final moments at the Battle of Bosworth, 1485

The achievement of the Hungarian-born artist and illustrator Victor Ambrus is celebrated at the Museum of Somerset from 23 April to 2 July.

‘The Art of Victor Ambrus’ features some 90 original works created over a period of nearly 60 years by this much-loved artist.

Victor is one of Britain’s foremost illustrators of history, folk tales and children’s books and is well known for his archaeological reconstructions created for Channel 4’s Time Team series.

Works in the exhibition feature many aspects of his diverse career. They include lithographs from his student days, works commissioned for the Museum of Somerset, archaeological reconstructions for Time Time, and just some of the enormous number of his illustrations for children’s books.

The centrepiece is the bloody scene of King Richard III in his final moments at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. He was the last English monarch killed in battle. The illustration was inspired when the skeleton of the king was discovered in a Leicester car park in 2012.

The exhibition is FREE.

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