Award winning children’s book illustrator Marjorie Priceman displays her art in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout July.
Marjorie is a native New Yorker who has lived in Lewisburg for the past 20 years. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she worked as a fashion illustrator, fabric designer and editorial illustrator for magazines and newspapers before publishing Friend or Frog, her first children’s book, in 1989.
She has illustrated 35 picture books, 10 of which she also wrote. She received the Caldecott Honor Book medal in 1995 for her illustrations in Zin, Zin, Zin A Violin! by Lloyd Moss, and in 2005 for Hot Air, which she also wrote. She has twice been included on the New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year for Zin, Zin, Zin, A Violin! and Emeline at the Circus.
Recent books include Tanya Stone’s Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors? which was named a Parents Magazine Best Non-fiction Picture Book of 2013, a Junior Library Guild Selection and an NPR Best Book of 2013.
Marjorie Priceman’s illustrations have also been included in group shows at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Katonah Museum, The Eric Carle Museum, Los Angeles Library Getty Gallery, the Society of Illustrators, Storyopolis Gallery, and the Packwood House Museum.
Books she has illustrated and written have been published in the U.S. and Canada, England, Australia, Bolivia, France, Portugal, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
A reception for Marjorie’s exhibit is scheduled for Thursday, July 9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.(Information from Shannon Phillips)