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Christopher Rothero has been drawing and making things with his hands for as long as he can remember. In the early days with plasticine, balsa and tissue payer, and scraps of paper brought home from his fathers o?ce. Later it was bits of wood with sharp penknives and chisels. He left school at fifteen and went to the National Sea Training school and then served in the Merchant Navy as a boy seaman.
This was followed by a period in the Regular Army. After fouryears he was badly injured on exercise in Germany and invalidedout of the service. From here he trained to be a teacher specializing in art. There followed twenty years in teaching and the headship of two schools. During this period he also spent his holidays and weekends illustrating books and writing articles.
Eventually he left teaching and pursued a full time career as a book illustrator. He has written and illustrated five books on medieval military history and illustrated over a hundred books written by other authors. He has samples of his artwork in the National Army Museum, Agincourt Museum France, the Oxford and Bucks Museum and in various private collections in the United States and Europe.
He recently hecame involved in sculpture and the various materials fascinate him, he especially likes to create in different forms ofmetal wire, string, screws and nails. He prepares each piece with careful drawings and his love of line and characterization informs each piece of work. Chris hopes that every piece of work gives as much pfeasure to the viewing public as it gives Chris to make them.