Nora Krug has been awarded the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year and Book Illustration prize at the V&A Illustration Awards 2019, for Heimat. Her work will be displayed alongside the award winning artworks from each of the four categories and the commended student shortlist in Gallery 88a on the third floor of the museum through August 25, 2019.
Krug's book on the lives of her German family members under the Nazi regime explores notions of identity and home. The judges praised her decision to blend almost childlike illustrations alongside photographs of her family and life in Germany during WWII. It was commended by the judges as brave and unique, for offering a new perspective on a sensitive, complex and painful subject.
"The V&A's mission has always been to promote creativity, ingenuity and imagination," stated Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A. "The V&A Illustration Awards perfectly encapsulate our founding purpose, celebrating some of today's most talented artists and helping to inspire future generations. We are delighted to welcome such an exciting range of skilful works into our galleries as we celebrate this year's award winners."