Barbara Lehman was born in Chicago, and grew up in New Jersey not far from New York City. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, lived in New York City for many years and now lives in upstate New York.
Picture: drawing the horizon of Lake Michigan (I assume?)
The Red Book was awarded a Caldecott Honor in 2005. Barbara's work has been included in shows at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The Society of Illustrators, The Chicago Art Institute, The Mazza Museum and The New York Public Library. She has shared her work in programs for children at the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Picture: demonstrating watercolor for children at The Whitney Museum of American Art
"Books and art have always held the strongest attraction for me. I have always felt drawn to commercial art because of its ability to reach many people. I like the idea of being part of the media in a meaningful and thoughtful way, especially with children as the audience."
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