Anthony Gross (1905-84) occupies a central position in Anglo-French art of the twentieth century. During a career which spanned sixty years, he excelled in a variety of media: oil painting and watercolour, etching, book illustration and cartoon film animation. This volume is the first major publication devoted to all facets of Gross's work and contains contributions by a number of distinguished authorities.Richard Morphet evaluates Gross's work on canvas and his place among prominent artists of his generation. Graham Reynolds discusses the artist's originality as a printmaker. Angela Weight reviews his work as an adventurous globe-trotting war artist, who saw service in the Middle East, Asia and North West Europe during the Second World War. Sebastian Carter examines Gross's skills as an illustrator, whose commissions included several trade books and livres d'artiste. And David Curtis assesses Gross's contributions to the history of the cartoon film.The book is edited by the artist's two children, Mary and Peter Gross, who provide an introduction, detailed biographical notes compiled from the family archives, and a select bibliography. It includes 32 illustrations in colour and 81 in black and white.This wide-ranging and scholarly survey of the life and work of Anthony Gross provides an intriguing portrait of an artist with a colourful personality whose rich and varied achievement is displayed here for the first time. As such, the book offers an essential work of reference for all those concerned with the development of the arts in Britain during the twentieth century.