David Goddard was born in London in 1943. He studied at Beckenham and Ravenbourne College of Art from 1958-64 and then worked as an illustrator first in publishing and then as a freelance specializing in book illustration. One man shows of his work have been held at Heals and the Maas Gallery. His work is held in the Victoria and Albert Museum The British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum as well as many private collections throughout the world. He now lives in The Weald of Kent with his wife and two children.