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Project Category: B

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...

Gene Barretta

Gene Barretta

Gene is an author and illustrator of children’s books. His illustration and animation work also appears on Sesame Street and Between the Lions. In addition, he has designed characters for The Jim Henson Company. genebarretta.com

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...