Award winning children’s Illustrator E.B. Lewis appears at the Allen Public Library, 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 300 N. Allen Dr., 75013. E.B. Lewis won a Caldecott Honor for his book Coming On Home Soon and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin’ About Bessie. Sponsored by the Allen Public Library and the Story Book House in Dallas, this program is free.
Inspired by two artist uncles, as early as the third grade, Lewis displayed artistic promise. Later, he enrolled at Temple University School of Art League where he discovered his medium of preference was watercolor.
During his four years at Temple, Lewis majored in Graphic Design and Illustration and art education. After graduating, he taught art in public schools for twelve years. Presently, Lewis teaches at the University of Arts in Philadelphia, continues to paint and illustrate and is a member of The Society of Illustrators in New York City.
In 2003, the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota purchased a collection of original watercolors from Lewis’ first twenty-five children’s books. His work is owned by numerous private collectors and sold by art galleries throughout the United States.
E.B. Lewis’ illustrations enhance the reading experience by bringing the story to life.