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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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Weisgard, Leonard

Leonard Weisgard was born on December 13, 1916 and wrote or illustrated nearly 200 children’s books during his 50-year career. Weisgard attended Pratt Institute and the New School for Social Research. Weisgard worked as a department store and magazine artist before publishing his first book, Suke the Siamese Pussy, in 1937. He also worked under […]

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Ward, Lynd

Born in Chicago on June 26, 1905, Lynd Ward, the son of a Methodist minister, grew up moving around and living close to new immigrants. Ward was a sickly baby and the family moved to northern Canada for several months hoping his health would improve. Upon the family’s return, Ward, now a healthier child, never […]

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Waber, Bernard

Born on September 27, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bernard Waber was the youngest in a creative family. At age 8, he ushered in a movie theater after school, so he often saw only the last ten minutes of a movie. He made a game of inventing beginnings and middles. When he returned from a tour […]

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van Loon, Hendrick Willem

Hendrik Willem van Loon was born on January 14th in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1882. He came to the United States in 1902. Van Loon was a newspaper correspondent in Russia during the revolution of 1905, in several European countries in 1906, and also during World War I. During World War II he wrote and […]

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Turkle, Brinton

Brinton Turkle was born on August 15, 1915, in Alliance, Ohio. He drew constantly in school. “Unfortunately, none of my school teachers appreciated it. If only one elementary school teacher had egged me on, I think I would have acquired art skills much earlier than I did.” Turkle had an immense interest in the theater, but the […]

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Tunis, Edwin

Edwin Tunis, author and artist, was born on December 8th, 1897. He was born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York and brought up in North Carolina, Maryland and Delaware, developing a lifelong passion for American history and culture. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Art. He is known for his handsome social histories, his […]

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Tomes, Margot

Born on August 10, 1917, in Yonkers, New York, Margot Ladd Tomes moved with her family to Long Island when she was almost three. It was a charming, rural area with colorful people and accents. Some of those people were members of her family: the artistic Pene du Bois were cousins. She grew up with […]

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Tenniel, John (Sir)

English author and satirical artist Sir John Tenniel was born on February 28th, 1820, son of a dance master and fencing instructor. He studied at the British Royal Academy and the Clipstone Street Art Society, but was largely self-taught as a book illustrator. He was only 16 when he exhibited his first oil painting at […]

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Taback, Simms

Simms Taback was born February 13, 1932. Taback grew up in New York, studying art at the High School of Music and Art and Cooper Union. He worked as a graphic designer, an art director for an advertising agency, and a partner in a design firm. His grandchildren are still impressed that he designed McDonald’s […]

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