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Book Title: Wendell Minor: Twenty-Five Years Of Book Cover Art|
The author of the book: Wendell Minor
Edition: Mariner Books
Date of issue: September 20th 1995
ISBN 13: 9780156002127
Format files: PDF
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You know the infamous cover illustration for To Kill a Mockingbird, yes? But do you know who did it? I came across this book by accident (okay, okay, I was browsing the 700's) once at the main library and have never forgotten it. Now I see this guy's book covers EVERYWHERE. He's done thousands. I flip books over when I think I recognize a painting of his on the cover. Imagine being that recognizable and still so unknown! It's like being the book equivalent of the movie preview narrator guy. I like Wendell Minor's art; he's done quite a few picture books, too. But reading how he decided to do some of the cover art, the decisions he made and how the authors sometimes became so enamored of the image that they wrote to him and bought the original painting (and usually, in the publishing world, they don't have contact) - that is amazing to me. Especially in today's world of neon-bright or Photoshop-collage covers.
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Read information about the authorWendell Minor was born and raised in the town of Aurora, Illinois. Drawing and painting have always been an integral part of his life, and after completing his studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Wendell began creating original designs for book publishers in New York City. His children's books have consistently exhibited his love for the land and environment.
Illustrating books for naturalist authors Jean Craighead George and Diane Siebert, among others, he approaches his art by researching and experiencing each environment he illustrates. His travels have taken him from the tropical Everglades of Florida to Barrow, Alaska in the Arctic Circle, from the Midwest to the Grand Canyon in the Southwest, and throughout the United States. In addition to picture books, Minor has created cover art and interior illustrations for novels for young people, including Jean Craighead George's Julie and Julie's Wolf Pack, and redesigned the cover for the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Newbery award-winning Julie of the Wolves. He has also authored several of his own books.
His books have consistently been named on the annual lists for Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies, Outstanding Science Trade Books, and IRA Teachers' Choices. His books have also received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and Parents' Choice Awards and been featured on PBS's "The Reading Rainbow."
Wendell has had numerous solo exhibitions, and his work can be found in the permanent collections of the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Illinois State Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, Mattatuck Museum (of Connecticut), the Mazza Museum at Findlay University, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Museum of American Illustration, NASA, Arizona Historical Society, U.S. Coast Guard and the Library of Congress.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, he serves on the Advisory Council for the Connecticut Center for the Book, and is a member of The Children's Book Council (CBC), a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children's books.
Wendell and his wife and business partner, Florence, live and work in Connecticut with their cats, Sofie and Cindercat.
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