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Project Category: W

Mike Wohnoutka

Mike Wohnoutka

Ever since Mike can remember he knew he wanted to be an artist. His dad, who was an engineer at the Hiway Department, would bring home reams of paper that had hiway plans on one side and were blank on the other. He would be so excited to have all that paper to draw on...

Don Wood

Don Wood

I was born and raised on a farm in the great Central Valley of California. It is one of the most fertile farming areas in the country. We raised peaches, sweet potatoes, almonds, grapes, and oranges. My father ran the farm, and my mother was a very popular elementary teacher at a small rural school...

Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff

From Ashley Wolff‘s website: I grew up in a house with many windows. It sat on a hill and the forest came right into our backyard. Sometimes, in the very early morning, I could see a lake of fog in the valley below my house. The bedroom I shared with my younger sister, Peregrine, had...

Terry Widener

Terry Widener

After graduation from the University of Tulsa (OK), Terry Widener began his career as an artist in advertising and editorial illustration. In the late 1990’s, he changed to primarily illustration for the children’s picture books market. Terry’s first children’s book, Lou Gehrig, the Luckiest Man (written by David A. Adler) was published in 1997 and...

Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells

Rosemary was born in New York City and raised on the New Jersey shore. She grew up in a home that was always filled with books, dogs, classical music, and other things her parents held in great esteem. Speaking about her youth, Rosemary recalls, “New Jersey was farm country and I spent much of my...

David Wiesner

David Wiesner

2016 Mazza Medallion Winner, David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant...

Meg Wohlberg

Meg Wohlberg

Meg Wohlberg grew up in New York City and studied art at the Rochester Atheneum, now the Rochester Institute of Technology, and at the National Academy of Design in New York. In the 1930’s, she illustrated advertisements for products including Ivory Soap, Gerber Baby Food and Johnson & Johnson baby-care products. In the 1950’s, 60’s...