Shirley Hughes was an English author and illustrator who had interests in looking at paintings and dressmaking.
She has written and illustrated over 60 books, sold in excess of 8,000,000 copies, won significant awards, and made probably the most suffering characters in kids’ writing, including Lucy and Tom.
Shirley was born and raised in the Wirral, in the time of George Formby, the Liverpool Blitz, and the G.I. attack of Lancashire.
Shirley affectionately recalls youth visits to the film and to the Liverpool Playhouse and the Empire, where such entertainers as Noel Coward would show up preceding a London run.
Her desire was to be a set planner, yet a short encounter as a dogsbody at the Birmingham Rep altered her perspective. In any case, the impact of theater stays in Shirley’s work.
She was a visiting tutor in illustration at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts, Oxford University, Oxford, England and lectured in colleges, universities, and libraries and at conferences on children’s literature.
How old is Shirley Hughes Before Her Death?
Shirley Hughes died at the age of 94 at home after a short illness” on Friday in London and suffered from a brief illness prior to her death.
Shirley Hughes Net Worth
Shirley Hughes had an estimated net worth of $11.5 million at her time of death.