Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in Kensington, London, was educated at St. Paul's School and studied for a time at the Slade School of Art. He used this artistic talent to illustrate the novels of his friend Hilaire Beloc.
Chesterton was a literary polymath, who wrote novels, essays, plays, and poetry and is best known for his novels, particularly his Father Brown detective stories. Most of his verse, which is unashamed patriotic, can be found in Collected Poems, published in 1933. His autobiography was published in the year of his death.
Autobiography (Chesterton's Biographies)
G. K. Chesterton