Master’s Showcase: Alice and Martin ProvensenMay 25, 2016
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 even won the Caldecott Medal for their artistic work in the book, The Glorious Flight. Martin Provensen illustrated the first ever depiction of Tony the Tiger for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. Some of their most popular published works include The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, The Animal Fair and The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales. Their distinctive, playful illustration style is an inspiration to many modern artists and is recognizable as a classic. Martin passed away in 1987, survived by his wife, Alice, who is still creating beautiful work today.