Leonard Weisgard





Leonard Weisgard


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in New Haven, CT, The United States
December 13, 1916

Died
January 14, 2000

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Leonard Weisgard, Caldecott award-winning illustrator of more than 200 children’s books was perhaps best known for his collaboration with the author Margaret Wise Brown.

Weisgard was born in New Haven, Connecticut but spent much of his early childhood in England, where his father originally came from.

His interest in the quality of children’s books began after his family moved back to the USA when he was 8. As a schoolboy in New York, he was dissatisfied with the books supplied by the public schools he attended. He found the illustrations monotonous and thought that the world could not be all that dreary and limited to only one color.


He went on to study art at the Pratt Institute and the New School for Social Research, where he was influence
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