Andre Amstutz was born in Brighton. He studied art and design at Brighton School of Art and then joined an animation film company. He later began a career in advertising, becoming Art Director at an advertising agency. Since 1960 he has worked freelance, designing posters and illustrations for a wide variety of clients, and more recently has moved into publishing, primarily as an illustrator of children' books.
When were you born?
What’s your favourite book?
Growing Up With The Impressionists. The Diary of Julie Manet (and others)
What’s your favourite film?
The Third Man
What’s your favourite song?
Any Irvin Berlin number
What’s your most treasured possession?
My collection of family photographs
When did you start illustrating?
In the 1960’s
Where do your ideas and inspirations come from?
By observing life around you
My three tips for becoming a successful illustrator:
1) Always improve your drawing
2) Be versatile
3) Deliver on time
What’s your favourite place in the world and why?
Switzerland, land of my father and I never tire of driving over the passes
What are your hobbies?
Gardening, enjoying wine
If you hadn’t been an illustrator, what do you think you would have been?
Who knows? Hopefully in the arts