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Tag Archives | illustrator

Feelings, Tom

Tom Feelings, born on May 19, 1933, was a native of Brooklyn, NY. He attended the School of Visual Arts for two years before joining the Air Force, working as a staff artist. He then worked as a freelance artist, published in Look magazine, traveled to Ghana to work for the African Review, and returned […]

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Ets, Marie Hall

Marie Hall Ets was born on December 16th, 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her happiest memories were of summers in the North Woods of Wisconsin, which figure largely in many of her books. She attended Lawrence College, the New York School of Civics and Philanthropy, the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Academy […]

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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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du Bois, William Pène

Born on May 9 in Nutley, New Jersey, William Pène Sherman du Bois, would become one of America’s most beloved children’s book illustrators and authors. His family had been involved in the arts for generations. When Pène du Bois was eight, his family moved to Paris, where they lived for the next six years. Here, […]

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Dillon, Leo

Born on March 2, 1993, Leo Dillon is known for his work with his wife, Diane, whose birthday is later in March. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Dillon put his talent to work first in the Navy and later after training as an illustrator. Much of the time he collaborated with his wife, Diane. Readers […]

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Dennis, Wesley

Although Marguerite Henry’s horse books are favorites with children, it can be argued that they would not be as popular without (John) Wesley Dennis’ beautiful paintings. Born in Massachusetts on May 16, 1903, Dennis worked as a magazine ad illustrator while he was going to the New School in Boston. He then traveled to Paris […]

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Cuffari, Richard

Richard Cuffari was born on March 2nd, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. Cuffari won numerous awards for his artwork, even as a high school student, but his immigrant parents couldn’t do much financially to help him. After serving in the Army during WW2, Cuffari enrolled at Pratt Institute and graduated in 1949. Cuffari began a career […]

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Crane, Walter

Walter Crane, born on August 13, 1845, was the son of an artist and exhibited at London’s Royal Academy by the age of seventeen. He was apprenticed as a teenager to an engraver for three years before setting out on his own to earn a living as an artist. Crane was soon discovered by the printer […]

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Aruego, Joseph

Born on August 9th in Manila, the Philippines, Jose Aruego has a law degree from the University of the Philippines, but he chose to become a children’s book illustrator instead. He moved to New York City in order to attend the Parsons School of Design. In 1969, his first children’s book, The King and His […]

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Ardizzone, Edward

Author and illustrator Edward Ardizzone was born October 16th, 1900, in Haiphong, French Indonesia (now Vietnam). He moved to England when he was five years old. As a child, he and his cousin Arthur explored the docks together and were given free run with he sailors. These experiences were the basis of his “Tim” books. […]

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