Sir John Tenniel Becomes Google Doodle On His 200th Birth Anniversary
Google Doodle celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of Sir John Tenniel who was a renowned illustrator and satirical artist. Mr. Tenniel was born in London on February 28, 1820 and he received knighthood for his artistic achievements in 1893.
Journey of the life of Sir John Tenniel
He started make cartoons while studying at the Royal Academy of schools but it was in 1836 that he sent his first picture to the exhibition of the Society of British Artists. Later, his 16-foot design won a design competition for mural decoration of the new Palace of Westminster. He even received £100 and a commission for a fresco in the Upper Waiting Hall at the House of Lords.
He worked as the principal political cartoonist for “Punch” magazine and but he was more famous as illustrator for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking-Glass” (1872).
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Tenniel became a household name due to his illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. His association with Mr. Carroll started in 1864 when he agreed to make 42 illustrations for him. And their partnership continued till “Through the Looking Glass”.
Mr. Tenniel continued to animate the imaginations of children and adults for decades. And his legacy continues to thrive even today. The readers cherish his distinctive style and work of art that is timeless. His cartoons were the best suited to the text and for this reason, he got global audience.