Stephen Fieser


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PR1175.3 .W55 1990, Main Stacks

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Notes: Stephen Fieser knew at an early age that he wanted to be an artist and began working as a commercial artist while in high school. He then worked as a book designer and cover illustrator for fifteen years, before beginning graduate studies in illustration at Syracuse University. After graduation, Fieser began teaching illustration and drawing at the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, at Messiah College, and for Marywood University’s MFA Program. He also began illustrating children’s books. Fieser’s picture books, published by HarperCollins and Henry Holt, feature specific geographic and historical settings, and often portray Jewish history and folklore. Although the subject matter frequently requires extensive research, Fieser enjoys this part of the process. Fieser’s recent honors include a Smithsonian magazine “Notable Book for Children,” 2002; a Bank Street College of Education “Best Children’s Book of the Year,” 2002; and a recognition as Finalist in the 2002-03 National Jewish Book Award in the category of children’s literature.