Illustrations and Content: Hilary Knight © 2010
Hilary Knight, son of artist-writers Clayton Knight and Katherine Sturges, was born in
Hempstead, Long Island and grew up in the town of Roslyn. When he was six the family moved to
Manhattan where he has lived ever since. In the past twenty years he has maintained an apartment
in the center of New York City which doubles as his studio and houses his collection of books,
programs, and recordings of theatre and film music.
His first published work appeared in Mademoiselle magazine in 1952, followed by drawings in
House and Garden, Good Housekeeping, and Gourmet magazines.
Mr. Knight has illustrated over fifty books, nine of which he also wrote. Besides books, his work has
included note and greeting cards, children's fashion advertisings, illustrations for Cricket magazine,
record album covers and posters for the Broadway musicals Half A Sixpence, Hallelujah Baby!, No,
No Nanette, Irene, and Gypsy.