TITLE: Jerry Pinkney: Book Fest 05
SPEAKER: Jerry Pinkney
EVENT DATE: 09/24/2005
RUNNING TIME: 38 minutes
Illustrator Jerry Pinkney and his wife Gloria Jean Pinkney at the 2005 National Book Festival
Speaker Biography: Jerry Pinkney, who took an interest in drawing at a very early age, has illustrated more than 100 books for children since 1964. The recipient of multiple Caldecott Honor Medals and Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors, he has taught illustration and conducted workshops at universities across the country, created art for the United States Postal Services's Black Heritage stamps and had more than 20 one-man retrospective shows at major U.S. venues. His most recent books include "God Bless the Child" (Amistad, 2004), "'The Old African" (Dial, 2005) and "Music from Our Lord's Holy Heaven" (Amistad, 2005), to which his wife, Gloria Jean Pinkney, and his sons, Myles and Brian, are contributors. Pinkney is the creator of the artwork for the 2005 National Book Festival. He lives in New York.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2005