British 1938 -
Born in London in 1938, Tony
Meeuwissen had no formal art training but served a five-year apprenticeship at Hampstead studio, a subsidiary of the Rank Organization. He worked as a designer and art director with several
London advertising agencies and design groups. In 1968, Meeuwissen began working fulltime as a freelance artist, accepting commissions from The Sunday Times, Penguin Books, The Radio Times and
various record companies.
While living in Wales, he designed and illustrated his first book, The Witches Hat. The paintings from this book were part of a one-man exhibition at the Kingsman
Morrison Gallery. The Victoria and Albert Museum purchased works from this exhibit for its Department of Prints and Drawings. Meeuwissen's paintings also include other book illustrations and a
series of Christmas stamps. His works have been on exhibition at the Illustrator's Gallery in Covent Garden.