John Leech

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Birthday
29, 1817
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 29, 1864 (47)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1817
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 29, 1864 (47)

About

Famous London-born illustrator. He is perhaps most remembered for penning Pickwick Papers, a hugely popular cartoon of the 1800s.

Before Fame

He was discovered by sculptor John Flaxman when he was just three years old.

Trivia

He was known throughout his community for his keen eye to detail and hard work.

Family Life

His father was the landlord of a coffee house.

Associated With

He designed and illustrated four different plates to commemorate A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.