Saturday, March 22, 2008

Trina Schart Hyman

Trina Schart Hyman in 1972
From Snow White, Translated from the Brothers Grimm by Paul Heins

The Studio, 1970 from Self-Portrait: Trina Schart Hyman

From Celebrate Cricket, 30 years of Stories and Art

Another Image from Snow White

From Tight Times, 1979. By Barbara Shook Hazen. (dig her dress and purse - vivid childhood memories!!)
From A Child's Calendar by John Updike, 1965, 1999

If there was a visual page from my childhood it would look something like this post. Trina Schart Hyman is one of my all time favorite illustrators and made me want to be an artist from a very early age. Her work is very recognizable, I'm sure If you grew up in the 1970's - 1980's it's familiar.
"She was born in 1939 in Philadelphia, PA and attended the Philadelphia College of Art, the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and the School for Applied Art in Stockholm, Sweden. She has illustrated more than one hundred books for children. Her work has received the Caldecott Medal, Caldecott Honor awards, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award." (Taken from book flap in A Child's Calendar) She resided in Lyme, New Hampshire for many years in a wonderful, old farm house but sadly, died of Breast Cancer in November of 2004 at the age of 65.
Go to to read more about Mrs. Hyman - there's also a wonderful interview there.

1 comment:

Laury said...

I too wanted to illustrate children's books because of her, Tomie de Paola, and Maurice Sendak. I only illustrate today for my own enjoyment, but I still get to pass on the joy that I have for the artwork of these greats and others. I am a teacher.