Faith Jaques (1923–1997) was a British illustrator of the late twentieth century notable for her work as a children's book author, illustrator, artist, stamp designer and advocate for artists' rights over their work.
Faith Heather Jaques was born in Leicester, England, the daughter of Maurice Thompson Jaques and Gladys Millicent Jaques (nee Playford). Her brother Peter Heath Jaques (1919–2013) once represented Leicestershire in first-class cricket. As a child, Jaques was a prodigious reader and artist. She attended Wyggeston Grammar School which she left aged 15 to attend Leicester College of Art from 1941 to 1942 where she studied anatomy, perspective and the histories of architecture, furniture and costume.
Jaques joined the Women's Royal Naval Service as soon as she was old enough in order to leave home. She was pos…Read more on Wikipedia