- Name: Eric Carle
- Born: 06/25/1929 (91 years old)
- Occupation: Author/Illustrator
Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children’s books. He is most noted for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a picture book that has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies, equivalent to 1.8 copies sold every minute since it was published in 1969. His career as an illustrator and children’s book author took off after he collaborated on Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? He has illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote, and more than 145 million copies of his books have been sold around the world.
Awards: Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, 2003
School: State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Genre: Children’s picture books
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Eric Carle quotes :
That's something I learned in art school. I studied graphic design in Germany, and my professor emphasized the responsibility that designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for.Eric Carle