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Thu 18 Feb 2021
at 01:23
R.I.P. Victor Ambrus
The man was a splendid artist, and brought a lot of history to life, I would not be surprised if many of us found inspiration in his artwork.

The pandemic has me watching a lot of a British TV show called Time Team, where they go about doing various archaeological digs, and his artwork really helped bring a lot of what they found to life.

A short quotation from wiki:

Victor Ambrus FRSA (born László Győző Ambrus, 19 August 1935 – 10 February 2021) was a Hungarian-born British illustrator of history, folk tales, and animal story books. He also became known from his appearances on the Channel 4 television archaeology series Time Team, on which he visualised how sites under excavation may have once looked. Ambrus was an Associate of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers. He was also a patron of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors up until its merger with the Institute for Archaeologists in 2011.