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A Moment with Award Winning Writer & Illustrator Ann Grifalconi

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Winner of both Jane Addams Awards & the Caldecott Honor Award, Author-Illustrator Ann Grifalconi has illustrated over 75 books for other authors and has also illustrated a dozen or more picture books of her own. She works in many media for publication and has exhibited her drawing, prints and paintings regularly in galleries and traveling shows. After working for a few years in advertising and display, Ms. Grifalconi taught art and design in the NY Public High Schools for several years.  She would leave to produce films and write & illustrate books--all of which meant much research & travel (Africa, The Americas, Pacific), Over the years she has collected thousands of photographs of her extensive trips around the world.

Awards

  • Jane Addams Awards for “Patrol & Village That Vanished”
  • Caldecott Honor Award, for "Village of Round and Square Houses"
  • Corretta King Award, for "Everett Anderson’s Goodbye,” by Lucille Clifton
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Books, "The Jazz Man", by Mary H. Weik
  • American Library Association for "The Jazz Man” & "Village of Round & Square Houses"

In the 1960s and 70s Ms. Grifalconi was very involved in the womens rights in New York City.  She illustrated works of art which continue to be recognized and identified with the woman's movements.  In addition she was a founding member of the Feminist Credit Union in NYC.

For more about Ms. Grifalconi visit www.AnnGrifalconi.com

 

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