SHINING A LIGHT: Groundbreaking picture book illustrators are not included in text books or taught in school. Our rich legacy of remarkable and important illustrators of literature are often forgotten, especially female illustrators. So I'd like to shine a light on some of these remarkable creators.
This post is about DAHLOV IPCAR. (Great name, right?) It's sad very few of us have heard of her. In 1939 at the age of 21, she had her first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1945, she illustrated The Little Fisherman, her first children's book, written by Margaret Wise Brown. She then went on to write and illustrate THIRTY children's books of her own. She died last year at 99 years-old.
Let's celebrate this fabulous, groundbreaking female illustrator, shall we?
More from hidden New York… Spotted in Red Hook, Brooklyn this weekend: Hobbit Picasso mowing a vacant lot.