Winifred Shirley Hughes, CBE was an English author and illustrator has a Net Worth of $11 Million know all about her Family, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Education, Books and Biography in this article
Winifred Shirley Hughes, CBE was an English author and illustrator. She wrote more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and has illustrated more than two hundred. As of 2007, she lived in London.Hughes won the 1977 and 2003 Kate Greenaway Medals for British children’s book illustration.In 2007, her 1977 winner, Dogger, was named the public’s favourite winning work of the award’s first fifty years.
Shirley Hughes early Life and Family
Hughes was born in West Kirby,then in the county of Cheshire , on 16 July 1927.The daughter of Liverpool store owner Thomas James Hughes and his wife Kathleen , she grew up in West Kirby on the Wirral.She recalled being inspired from childhood by artists like Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson,and later by the cinema and the Walker Art Gallery.She was educated at West Kirby Grammar School, but Hughes said she was not a particularly good student academically, and when she was 16, she left school to study drawing and costume design at the Liverpool School of Art.
She later also attended the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford.After art school she moved to Notting Hill, London.In 1952, she married John Sebastian Papendiek Vulliamy, an architect and etcher.They had three children together, the journalist Ed Vulliamy, the geneticist Tom Vulliamy, and Clara Vulliamy, who is also a children’s book illustrator.
Shirley Hughes Husband and Children
Shirley Hughes was Married with her husband John Vulliamy.The Couple had three Children Together.
Shirley Hughes Net Worth
Shirley Hughes has an estimated Net Worth around $11 Million in 2022.She was an English author and illustrator earns a good fortune from her hard work, which she devotes a lot of time to and where she presents oneself entirely.
|Net Worth ( 2022 )||$11 Million|
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Shirley Hughes Books
At Oxford, Hughes was encouraged to work in the picture book format and make lithographic illustrations.After graduating, she worked primarily as an illustrator for the books of other authors, including My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards and The Bell Family by Noel Streatfeild.The first published book she both wrote and illustrated was Lucy & Tom’s Day, which was made into a series of stories.
She went on to write over fifty more stories, including Dogger (1977), the Alfie series (1977), featuring a young boy named Alfie and sometimes his sister Annie-Rose, and the Olly and Me series (1993).The Walker Art Gallery in her hometown of Liverpool hosted an exhibition of her work in 2003, which then moved to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
In WorldCat participating libraries, eight of her ten most widely held works were Alfie books (1981 to 2002). The others were Dogger (rank second) and Out and About (1988).Hughes wrote her first novel in 2015, a young-adult book titled Hero on a Bicycle.