WOW – Artist and Picture-Book Maker Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers

Artist & Picture-book maker

Studied: Visual Communication, University of Ulster

From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.  His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London , The Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in New York, and The Invisible Dog as part of the Armory Show, New York.  HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over twenty languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and most recently, the New York Times Bestseller, This Moose Belongs to Me.  Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book, Lost and Found, was developed into an animated short film, which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.  Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with video artist Mac Premo.  Oliver grew up, and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Check out Oliver Jeffers amazing work here: www.oliverjeffers.com

 Want to hear more from Oliver Jeffers? Follow him on Twitter here: @OliverJeffers

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