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 Chris Van Allsburg  (1949 - )

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Lived/Active: New York/Rhode Island/Michigan      Known for: children's book illustration, transportation theme sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Chris Van Allsburg
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1949 (East Grand Rapids, Michigan)
 
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New York/Rhode Island/Michigan

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children's book illustration, transportation theme sculpture

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Following is the text of the 2010 induction of Chris Van Allsburg into The Illustrators Hall of Fame.

If Chris Van Allsburg is the fish that got away, then I'm the angler that couldn't tell the difference between a perch and a pike.  In the late 1970s, when I was art director of The New York Times OpEd page, Chris's wife, Lisa, brought the newly minted portfolio of her husband to my office hoping that I would assign him an illustration.  The work was amazing, but it w (showing 500 of 8557 characters).



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