Illustrators: Lisbeth Zwerger (Austria, 1954- )

Figure 1.-Here is the cover for Edith Nesbit's classic chioldren's book, "The Deliverers of Their Country". The charming illustrations are by Lisbeth Zwerger.

We do not know of any Austrian illustrators of children's books from the classic era of book illustration. There is, however, one very talented modernm illustrator, Lisbeth Zwerger. She was born in Vienna during 1954. We know nothing about her childhood. She studied drawing at the Applied Arts Academy of Vienne. She began working and exhibiting in 1975. Her first important commission was illustrating was a Hoffman story (1977). This was some of the work that she loved to do best, illustrating German, Austrian, and other European folk tales. Some of her favorite authors to illustrate were the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Anderson. She also liked to do Cgarles Dickens because of his great Victorian boy characters. She did some lovely drawings for Oscar Wilde's one children's book, The Selfish Giant. Sge had a style which harkened back to the classic illustrators of the early 20th century. She did ink wash drawing that were high lighted by water colors often employing monochromic brown and greyish blue hues. Sge has received mang prestigious awards for her work, including gold medals at the International Biennial of Illustration in Bratislava, prizes at the Bologna Intwrnational Children's Book Fair, andest Illustrated Book Awards from the New York Times,


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