On this day, February 10, 1943, children’s book illustrator Stephen Gammell was born. Gammell is a self-taught illustrator who absorbed images his father, an art editor for a magazine, brought home in the periodicals he shared with his son. Gammell began producing illustrations for children’s stories in 1973 and in 1989 he was awarded a Caldecott medal for his illustrations for Song and Dance Man.
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