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Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after...

Normand Chartier

Normand Chartier

Normand Chartier is a Connecticut artist, who lives in the rural “Quiet Corner” of the state. He is an accomplished rising watercolorist and an internationally celebrated illustrator, specializing in children’s literature. His luminous impressionistic watercolor paintings have won numerous awards and have found their way into more than two hundred and fifty public and private...

Marsha Gray Carrington

Marsha Gray Carrington

Marsha cannot remember a time in her life when she was not making something. Whether it was drawing, painting, making photographs at an early age with her Brownie camera, or just putting together found objects. Marsha has always known that visual creativity was her calling and passion. Her mother, Louise H. Carrington, an accomplished and...

Gina Capaldi

Gina Capaldi

When Gina Capaldi was ten years old she wrote a letter to Norman Rockwell telling him she loved his work and when she grew up wanted to be an illustrator, too! Mr. Rockwell wrote back to Gina and this very letter sits near her drafting table- forever encouraging and uplifting her. Gina has both written...

Fred Brenner

Fred Brenner

Fred Brenner was born in New Jersey in 1920. He graduated from Newark Arts High School, the first secondary school in the United States dedicated to a primarily Arts Curriculum. He also attended classes at Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art and later studied painting with Charles Alston. Fred’s first job was as a...

Marc Brown

Marc Brown

Marc Brown is best known as the author and illustrator of the wildly popular Arthur series. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, he grew up hearing stories from his grandma Thora and great grandmother. He found inspiration for many of the characters in Arthur’s world from his own life including his third-grade class at Lakewood School and...

Tim Bowers

Tim Bowers

Tim Bowers is an American illustrator of children’s books, known for his humorous and whimsical characters. Two of his children’s book titles have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Bowers has created hundreds of greeting card illustrations, including many top selling cards. Tim is also an award winning Fine Artist, creating finely...

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall

Born in 1970, Sophie Blackall grew up in Australia where she learned to draw on the beach with sticks, which has not altogether helped her sense of perspective. She completed a Bachelor of Design in Sydney in 1992 with honors, which furnished her with useful Letraset, bromide and enlarger machine skills. The following few years...

Jonathan Bean

Jonathan Bean

Jonathan grew up in Pennsylvania where he enjoyed, among many things, hiking, bird watching, and drawing the landscape. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Messiah College he moved to New York City in 2003 to attend graduate school at the School of Visual Arts. He received his first job illustrating for children’s literature when hired...