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Eric Velasquez

ERIC VELASQUEZ
Illustrator; Author; Educator

Education:
BFA, School of Visual Arts 1983

Clients Include:
Bloomsbury Publishing, Simon and Schuster, Abrams Books, Houghton Mifflin, Holiday House, Sleeping Bear Press, Marshall Cavendish, McGraw Hill, Albert Whitman, Lee and Low Books

Solo Exhibitions:
Caton Museum of Art 2011  (The artwork from TWICE AS GOOD),
Sag Harbor, Staten Island 2006 (a retrospective).

Group Exhibitions:
Society of Illustrators Original Art show 2010,
21st and 23rd Annual Illustration Exhibit, R. Michelson Galleries

Illustrated Books Include:
GRANDMA’S RECORDS, GRANDMA’S GIFT, MY UNCLE MARTIN’S BIG HEART, MY UNCLE MARTIN’S WORDS FOR AMERICA, TWICE AS GOOD, TOUCH THE SKY, THE PRICE OF FREEDOM, CHAMPION: THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD ALI, I MATTHEW HENSON, JESSE OWENS FASTEST MAN ALIVE

Author:
GRANDMA’S RECORDS, GRANDMA’S GIFT

Publications Include:
THE NEW YORK TIMES, JSD, EL DIARIO LA PRENSA, THE WESTCHESTER JOURNAL

Awards Include:
Coretta Scott/ John Steptoe Award (THE PIANO MAN), Carter G. Woodson (THE SOUND THAT JAZZ MAKES) , Pura Belpre Award (GRANDMA’S GIFT)

Teaching Experience:
FIT 2002 to present,
Teaching artist in residence The Museum School 2008,
The Hudson River Museum Teaching Artist in Residence 2012.

Web site: http://www.ericvelasquez.com/

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