Sunday, 19 June 2011

Robert Westall........................ my old art teacher

During a conversation at work the other day about our school days I recalled that one of my art teachers had written a novel which had been published in 1975 a couple of years after I left school.
Bob Westall
I was now curious about his books success... so I went on the internet when I got home to see if I could find any information.
I was amazed....
 Bob Westall has had over forty books published and a BBC TV series had been made of his first book "The Machine Gunners" he had also won many awards.
The first novel has been reprinted many times.
Robert Westall 1929-1993
I still live in the same town I went to school in and wasn't aware of his success so this post is my tribute to a great teacher who once told me a drawing I did was the best uninspired piece of work he had seen that year...
There is even has a Blue Plaque on his birthplace... a great honour in the UK.


I have added a link to his wikipedia page.... how many of us have a page about our life on the internet?

6 comments:

Gary said...

Fun post Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jean said...

How cool that you had him as a teacher. I don't think any of my teachers have become famous.

texwisgirl said...

oh that's really cool. he obviously made an impact on you and SO many others. neat to hear a success story...

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew ...Well I must say you have had some interesting people and events happening where you live....I don't recall anything interesting or eventful happening in the little place where I was born and raised...well of course except for me ..of course haha!! ♥ Grace

JM said...

Great tribute to you teacher. I love the book cover.

NicoleB said...

He looks like a great person!
Wonderful tribute to him!