Drawn in Brooklyn

Drawn in Brooklyn - List of Illustrators-3

Drawn In Brooklyn Exhibitions
September 21, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Central Library
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BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Paul HoppePaul Hoppe won the Joseph Morgan Henninger Award from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. His work was featured at Society of Illustrators shows, including the Annual Exhibition in 2009 and the Original Art exhibit in 2008. His work has been published by American Illustration, Print, 3x3 and other publications. He earned a M.F.A. in illustration from the School of Visual Arts and a degree in visual communications and fine arts from the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

My first love in the arts was comics, but after studying graphic design and fine arts, I discovered a whole world of artistic means of expression. Now, I enjoy the challenges and benefits of having diverse projects.

The influences for my work are widespread. The energy of daily life in New York City has been an inspiration ever since I arrived. Music, TV and cinema, architecture, and modern art also influence my work. I was born in Poland and raised in Germany, so I am fascinated with the contrasts of different ways of life, cultures and artistic expressions.

Paul Hoppe - Featured Books

To contact Paul Hoppe:
info@paulhoppe.com | www.paulhoppe.com

BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Boris KulikovBoris Kulikov's Fartiste and Sandy's Circus were named among the 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing by New York Public Library. His The Castle on Hester Street was awarded the Sydney Taylor Honor in 2008. His books have also been recognized as books of the year by School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Child and Time. He attended the Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema in St. Petersburg.

My theatrical background played a major role in my career as an illustrator. To me, working on a book is similar to working on a play or shooting a movie. The difference is that I'm a director, artist and actor all in one, working with two dimensions instead of three. The artists that have influenced me are Felix Sherman, Sergey Barkhin and Peter Konnikov, as well as Renaissance artists.

Boris Kulikov - Featured Books

To contact Boris Kulikov:
boris.kulikov@earthlink.net | www.boriskulikov.com

BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Yunmee KyongYunmee Kyong is the recipient of a bronze medal for children's books by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award. She earned a M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts and a B.A. from Kingston University in the United Kingdom.

I live and work in Brooklyn after living in Korea, where I ate lots of dduk, and England, where I drank many cups of tea. I draw, paint, print and make papier-mâché Gods, monks, animals, people and trees. I am interested in every strange and wonderful thing happening in this world.

Yunmee Kyong - Featured Books

To contact Yunmee Kyong:
yunyum@hotmail.com | www.yunmee.com

BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Aileen LeijtenAileen Leijten worked in Los Angeles for 12 years as a freelancer for companies such as Walt Disney Imagineering. She won a Durfee Foundation residency program grant in 1996 to work on an intranet project with Stephen Spielberg's Starbright Foundation. She earned a M.F.A. in experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts and a B.A. in animation film from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

I am influenced by artists Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Alberto Giacometti, Alphonse Mucha, Edward Gorey and Elizabeth Zwerger.

Aileen Leijten - Featured Books

To contact Aileen Leijten:
aileen@aleijten.com | www.aleijten.com

BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Betsy LewinBetsy Lewin's Duck for President received numerous honors, including being chosen by The New York Times for its Best Illustrated Children's Books list in 2005. Click, Clack, Moo also won honors, including the Caldecott Honor in 2000 and stars from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. She earned a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute.

The biggest influences in my artistic life have been the art of Ernest Shepard, A.B. Frost, Beatrix Potter and, more recently, the illustrations of Quentin Blake and James Stevenson. Walt Disney was also a huge influence.

Betsy Lewin - Featured Books

To contact Betsy Lewin:
betsyandted@aol.com | www.betsylewin.com

BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Ted LewinTed Lewin's Market! received stars from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and was chosen by The New York Times for its Best Illustrated Children's Books list in 1996. Peppe the Lamplighter was a Smithsonian Best Book, and received the Caldecott Honor in 1994. He earned a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute.

Photograph credit: Gregg Richards

The biggest influences in my artistic life have been the story telling art of N.C. Wyeth, the watercolors of John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer, and movies

Ted Lewin - Featured Books

To contact Ted Lewin:
betsyandted@aol.com | www.tedlewin.com

BPL - Exhibition: Drawn In Brooklyn, Kam MakKam Mak's My Chinatown was recommended by the Parents' Choice Foundation in 2002. He also received silver medals for this book's cover at the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition in 2003. The Dragon Prince won the Oppenheim Platinum Medal for the best children's picture book of 1997. He earned a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts.

My Chinese American background inspires and informs many of my paintings. My Chinatown came from my desire to depict a fond memory of being in the kitchen with my Grandma. I did a still-life painting of a plastic bucket containing two catfish she brought home for the night's dinner. I've always been fascinated by the images of live animals displayed in Chinatown's market. I wanted this picture book to contain my personal memories of growing up in Chinatown. I hope the book evokes readers' thoughts about his or her hometown.

Kam Mak - Featured Books

To contact Kam Mak:
kammak@gmail.com | www.kammak.net