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Transcript of Eric Carle
•When he was 6 years old, he moved with his parents to Germany
•He graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart. Dreams do come true He always dreamed of returning to America. In 1952, with a portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York.
Here, he started out as a graphic designer for The New York Times
He went on to be art director of an advertising agency for many years. During his advertising career, Carle was the creator of many visual advertisements, one of which led to his start in the book making business Carle was contacted by Bill Martin Jr, a storywriter, and was asked to illustrate his newest children’s book. Martin’s eye had been caught by a picture of a red lobster created by Eric Carle. Bill Martin Jr. + Eric Carle = Eric Carle Originals Eric's Style Eric Carle’s art is very distinct. His art is created in collage form, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form fun and bright images His books are primarily based on animals. Eric and his dad used to go to the forest when he was a young boy and observe the wild life School children enjoy working in his collage form, and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. Fun Fact http://bcove.me/ah0urjhz Awards
David McCord Children's Literature Citation, Framingham State College + The Nobscot Reading Council of the International Reading Association 1999
Outstanding Friend of Children, Pittsburgh Children's Museum 2000
Japan Picture Book Award, Presented by Mainichi Newspaper for Lifetime Achievement 2003
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Association 2008
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Literature Award, presented by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Has founded his own art museum dedicated to his work, as well as the work of other well-known children’s books authors and illustrators. The museum is an art showcase as well as an interactive studio for kids to read, write and play. http://www.carlemuseum.org/Visit/Virtual_Tour http://www.famousauthors.org/eric-carle
http://childrens-books.lovetoknow.com/Eric_Carle_Biography Eric Carle now available in 33 languages, and sold about 17 million copies worldwide How to paint tissue paper:
1. mix paint & water in dish and stir
2. paint large strokes on tissue paper
3. lift up quickly so it doesn't stick to the table
4. let dry on newspaper
5. apply 2nd or 3rd color for textured look More about the museum... located in Amherst, MA
founded by Eric & wife Bobbie in 2002
more than 10,000 picture book illustrations
three art galleries
picture book & educational libraries educational programs for children, educators, and caregivers
workshops and classes are offered
$9 for adults, $6 for kids
the lighting in the galleries is kept low to protect the artwork from the harmful effects of long term exposure to light.