Eric Velasquez

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Illustration


BFA, School of Visual Arts


Eric Velasquez is an illustrator, author, and educator.


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 (artwork from Twice as Good)
  • Sag Harbor, Staten Island 2006 (retrospective)

Group Exhibitions

  • Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2010
  • 21st and 23rd Annual Illustration Exhibitions, R. Michelson Galleries

Books Illustrated

  • 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

Books Authored

  • Grandma's Records
  • Grandma's Gift


The New York Times, JSD, El Diario la Prensa, The Westchester Journal


  • Coretta Scott/John Steptoe Award for The Piano Man
  • Carter G. Woodson Award for The Sound that Jazz Makes
  • Pura Belpre Award for Grandma's Gift


Eric Velasquez Website