Born Hove Sussex 1947. Ian Beck is an author and illustrator. He has illustrated and sometimes written over a hundred books mostly for children of various ages but also for grown ups too. Most recently he published a book of his late Mother In Law Janet Stone’s photographs. He is perhaps best known for his album cover design for Elton John’s 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. He is currently working on a book about the late painter and lithographer Glynn Boyd Harte which will be published in June 2020. He is married to Emma younger daughter of the engraver and letter cutter Reynolds Stone.