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Gyo Fujikawa

 (1908 - 1998)
Gyo Fujikawa was active/lived in New York, California.  Gyo Fujikawa is known for children's book illustration.

Biography  
Gyo Fujikawa


Author and illustrator of some of the first books to feature children of many races, she illustrated books including The Night Before Christmas.  She worked for Disney Studios,  and during her career, wrote and illustrated 45 others; the first two, Babies, and Baby Animals, sold by 1998, a combined 1.3 million copies. 

She also designed six postage stamps including a 32 cent yellow rose used in 1997.

Fujikawa lived both in New York City, and California where she attended the Chouinard Art Institute and worked for Walt Disney.

She died in December of 1998.


Source:
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art



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About  Gyo Fujikawa

Born:  1908 - Berkeley, California
Died:   1998 - New York City
Known for:  children's book illustration