Drawn in Brooklyn

Drawn in Brooklyn - List of Illustrators-2

Drawn In Brooklyn Exhibitions
September 21, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Central Library
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BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Leo and Diane DillonLeo and Diane Dillon have won many awards, including the 2006 Knickerbocker Award, and the 2005 and 2003 Coretta Scott King Award for The People Could Fly and Rap a Tap Tap Here's Bojangles: Think of That! respectively. They earned honorary doctorates from Parsons and Montserrat College of Art.

We are influenced by nature, life experiences and art from many periods and cultures, including sculpture, architecture and paintings. We have worked together for more than 50 years, blending our talents into the "third artist" who creates something neither of us would create separately.

Leo and Diane Dillon - Featured Books

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BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Keith DuQuetteKeith DuQuette books have received many honors. Little Monkey Lost was a selection by Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in 2008 and 2010. Cock-a-Doodle Moooo! was on the Children's Choices list of the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council in 2005, and They Call Me Wooly: What Animal Names Can Tell Us was on the Outstanding Science Trade Books list of the National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council in 2002. He earned a B.F.A. in painting from SUNY Purchase.

I was an impressionable child. At various times, I wanted to be a pet shop owner, an architect, a painter, an anthropologist, a cartoonist, a naturalist and a center fielder for the New York Yankees. I'm now none of those things. But I draw on all these early influences in creating picture books for young readers.

Keith DuQuette - Featured Books

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BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Brian FlocaBrian Floca's books have received many accolades, including two Robert F. Sibert Honor awards, a selection on The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list and a Society of Illustrators silver medal. He earned a M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts and a B.A. from Brown University.

Photograph credit: Gregg Richards

I grew up loving to draw. I also remember frequent trips to the library as a kid. Then I had the good fortune to study with David Macaulay in college, and with Emily Arnold McCully in graduate school. The intelligence, humor and thoughtfulness of their bookmaking inspire me. Other favorite illustrators are Quentin Blake, Edward Ardizzone, Warwick Hutton, David Gentleman, Robert Andrew Parker, Richard Scarry, Hergé and E.H. Shepard.

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BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Melanie Hope GreenbergMelanie Hope Greenberg's books have received many honors, including recognition of Mermaids on Parade and A City Is by the Bank Street College Children's Book Committee in 2009 and 2004 respectively. Down in the Subway was selected as a Great Children's Read by The New York Times. Her illustrations are also published by the Children's Defense Fund, Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

I grew up in the Bronx, but Brooklyn has always felt like my true home. The diversity of Brooklyn's population keeps America's melting pot dream alive. This rich cultural heritage is enormously inspiring for artists, which is probably why so many picture book artists live and work in Brooklyn. The borough's nature, beauty, American history, neighbors and community speak to my ideals, which I can share with young children. Brooklyn never fails to spark my imagination and ideas for picture books.

Melaine Hope Greenberg - Featured Books

To contact Melanie Hope Greenberg:
melhopegreenberg@aol.com | www.melaniehopegreenberg.com

BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Brett HelquistBrett Helquist has won many awards, including the 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Award in children's literature and the 2005 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award in children's literature for Chasing Vermeer. He also received the 2003 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for A Series of Unfortunate Events. He earned a B.F.A. in illustration from Brigham Young University.

I am inspired by old comic strips, especially Alley Oop by V.T. Hamlin; Chinese painting; Japanese printmaking; and American illustrators of the Golden Age like N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle.

Brett Helquist - Featured Books

To contact Brett Helquist:
brett@bretthelquist.com | www.bretthelquist.com

BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Edward HemingwayEdward Hemingway's work has been featured in American Illustration 21, GQ (as a writer and illustrator) Gourmet, Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, Nickelodeon Magazine (as a writer and illustrator of comics) and The New York Times Magazine. He earned a M.A. in illustration as visual essay from the School of Visual Arts and a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design.

My influences run the gamut from the Quaker paintings of Edward Hicks to the more contemporary works of Georganne Deen and Manuel Ocampo, and from the wonderful classic Disney shorts of the 1950s to anything by William Steig or Roald Dahl. I would read the phone book if it was adapted by Maira Kalman, Francesca Lia Block or Stephen King.

Edward Hemingway - Featured Books

To contact Edward Hemingway:
eanyway@aol.com | edwardhemingway.com/