Randolph Caldecott - St. Augustine, FL
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N 29° 53.609 W 081° 20.171
17R E 467541 N 3307029
Quick Description: The grave of Randolph Caldecott, a prominent 19th century illustrator of children's and other books, is located in the Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2015 5:36:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMP0ZT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 1

Long Description:
A plaque at the foot of his grave contains the following information about Randolph Caldecott:

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
Library Landmarks Register
Evergreen Cemetery St. Augustine, Florida
The Caldecott Medal, commissioned in 1938, was named
in honor of English illustrator, artist, and sculptor
Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the
Association for Library Service to Children,
American Library Association, to the artist of the
“most distinguished” American picture book for children
published during the preceeding year. As a tribute to his
life and art, this burial site is designated a
Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
Friends of the Library of St. Johns County, Inc.
Randolph Caldecott Society of America
March 20, 2005

The following additional information is from Wikipedia:

"Randolph Caldecott (22 March 1846 – 12 February 1886) was a British artist and illustrator, born in Chester. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honour. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations. His abilities as an artist were promptly and generously recognised by the Royal Academy. Caldecott greatly influenced illustration of children's books during the nineteenth century. Two books illustrated by him, priced at a shilling each, were published every Christmas for eight years.

Caldecott also illustrated novels and accounts of foreign travel, made humorous drawings depicting hunting and fashionable life, drew cartoons and he made sketches of the Houses of Parliament inside and out, and exhibited sculptures and paintings in oil and watercolour in the Royal Academy and galleries."

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Date of birth: 3/22/1846

Date of death: 2/13/1986

Area of notoriety: Art

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm; Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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