Antony Jasper Maitland (b. 1932) Born in Andover, Hampshire. Studied at West of England College of Art, Bristol. won the Leverhulme Research award and spent a year studying in Europe. Painter, mural designer, graphic artist, jacket and children's book illustrator. His first book commission was for Philippa Pearce's 'Mrs Cockle's Cat' (1961), which won the Kate Greenaway Medal in the same year. He is best known for his illustrations for Leon Garfield's stories, starting with 'Jack Holborn' (1964) and finishing with some of the volumes in 'The Apprentices' (1976-1978), the rest of which were illustrated by Faith Jaques. He has also illustrated works by Eleanor Farjeon, Penelope Lively, Joan Aiken, Jan Mark and Aidan Chambers, as well as designing numerous book jackets.