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Tag Archives | Caldecott

McGinley, Phyllis

Phyllis McGinley’s poetry is often quoted, especially after her book of light verse, Times Three, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Born on March 21, 1905, in Ontario, Oregon, her family moved to Utah and Colorado before she received her diploma from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and began teaching school. A […]

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Wiese, Kurt

Born on April 22, 1887 in Minden, Germany, Kurt Wiese led a colorful life before he became a children’s book illustrator. He wanted to be an artist, but few people made their living that way, so he became an exporter in China. From 1909 to 1915, he traveled throughout the Far East. When World War […]

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Slobodkin, Louis

Louis Slobodkin was born in Albany, New York, on February 19, 1903. He began the serious study of art at the age of 15, when he entered the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, where he studied sculpture, drawing, and composition. In his six years there, he won over 20 medals for his work, and was […]

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Simont, Marc

Illustrator Marc Simont was born on November 23rd in Paris, France. His childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Sickly, he taught himself to write by tracing the text of the Spanish picture book, El Ginesello. His schoolwork was also hindered by his travels and he never finished high school. He studied […]

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Rojankovsky, Feodor

Feodor Rojankovsky was born on December 24th, 1891, in Mitava, Russia. He remembered being taken to the zoo as a child, being fascinated by the animals, and using a gift of crayons to draw these “most marvelous creatures on earth.” He attended the Moscow Fine Arts Academy from 1912-1914, served in the Russian Army during […]

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Newberry, Clare Turlay

Clare Turlay Newberry was born on April 10, 1903, in Enterprise, Oregon. She studied art at the University of Oregon, the California School of Fine Arts, and at La Grand Chaumiere in Paris, France. She focused on portrait painting but, in 1931, she wrote and illustrated her first book for children, Herbert the Lion. She […]

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Ness, Evaline

Evaline Ness was born on April 24, 1911 in Union City, Ohio. She studied at Ball State Teachers College before deciding to pursue a career in art. She married Elliot Ness, well-known member of the FBI (and the inspiration for The Untouchables), in 1938 and moved to Washington, D.C. She continued her studies at Corcoran […]

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