Charles Mozley Collection

Charles Mozley (1914-1991) was one of the most talented, versatile, and prolific artists, illustrators, graphic designers, and print makers of the post-war period.

He became increasingly in demand as a jacket designer and book illustrator, both in Britain and in the United States, and produced work for most of the leading English publishers. His many book jacket designs were perhaps the most public manifestation of his graphic design. As a book illustrator he produced in the region of 80 different titles, including around 30 for children, and was perhaps better known for these than those for adults.

Mozley was at the height of his powers and influence in the period from the early 1950s until the late 1970s, and has been described as one of the most spirited lithographers of the 1960s.

The collection comprises around 100 books illustrated by Charles Mozley; plus original artwork, exhibition catalogues, prints and miscellaneous items. In 2014, further books, prints and miscellaneous materials were received from David Knott, former Rare Books Librarian at the University of Reading.

Items from the Charles Mozley Collection were featured in our Charles Mozley exhibition.

Other materials relating to Charles Mozley, including original artwork, are held in our publishing archives - see the Charles Mozley Exhibition 1996: brief list of exhibits for more information.

Additions are made as a matter of policy.

More information

  • The collection is in the process of being catalogued on Enterprise.
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