Master’s Showcase: Gustaf Tenggren

September 14, 2017

Gustaf Tenggren earns his place in our Master’s Showcase series with ease. The Swedish-American illustrator is surely an inspiration to anyone who appreciates modern design and art, with his trademark fairy-tale style illustration, and bright and detailed characters. Born in Sweden in 1896, Tenggren received a scholarship in 1910 to the School for Arts and Crafts […]

Master’s Showcase: Leonard Weisgard

March 24, 2017

“His art was not modern for the sake of modern. [It] could be a kind of very distilled visual language that could be understood by just about anyone, from a 2-year-old to an illiterate peasant in Russia.” – Leonard Marcus, children’s literature scholar and curator. With Spring in the air, there is not a more perfect, […]

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Master's Showcase: Barbara Cooney

March 18, 2016

It's been a bit since we've posted a Master's Showcase (or past posts have included looks at Leo Lionni, the Provensens and Mary Blair) but with Spring just around the corner, we were reminded of the great Barbara Cooney, who brought us Miss Rumphius. If you haven't read the story about a woman who spreads […]

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Master's Showcase: Leo Lionni

August 10, 2015

We hope you're up for another Master's Showcase, because today we are covering master illustrator and children's book author, Leo Lionni. No children's library is complete without one of the countless titles written or illustrated by Leo Lionni (we highly recommend Swimmy, Fish is Fish , or A Color of His Own!) Leo Lionni was […]

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Master's Showcase: Alice and Martin Provensen

May 29, 2015

Oh how we heart our Master's Showcase series! It's so fun to flip through the vintage illustrations of legendary artists, illustrators and animators that offer inspiration to all. This week we're highlighting Alice and Martin Provensen: a married couple who illustrated over forty children's book together, and wrote nineteen between the 1940s and 1970s. They […]

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Master's Showcase: Mary Blair

April 23, 2015

We are starting a brand new series on our blog, called Master's Showcase! There is a list of illustrators who have paved the way for artists today that we wanted to honor with a special place on our blog and in our hearts. From children's books to animations, these artists influenced and inspired us with […]

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