Google Doodle Celebrates Illustrator Sir John Tenniel's 200th Birth Anniversary

Google Doodle Celebrates Illustrator Sir John Tenniel's 200th Birth Anniversary

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Sir John Tenniel agreed to create 42 illustrations for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Today's Google Doodle celebrates illustrator and satirical artist Sir John Tenniel's 200th birth anniversary. Born in London on February 28, 1820, he was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. At the age of 20, Tenniel lose the sight in his right eye due to an accident.

Tenniel studied at the Royal Academy schools and sent his first picture to the exhibition of the Society of British Artists, in 1836. Later, he contributed a 16-foot cartoon to a design competition for mural decoration of the new Palace of Westminster and received £100 and a commission for a fresco in the Upper Waiting Hall at the House of Lords.

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