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Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers was born in Australia, brought up in Northern Ireland, and now lives and makes art in Brooklyn, New York.

From figurative painting and installation, to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited widely, including at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Brooklyn Museum, Lazarides Gallery in London, and Gestalten Space, Berlin.

His picture books have been translated into over thirty languages, and have garnered many awards, including The New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, The Blue Peter Book of the Year, as well as shortlists for the British Book of the Year, The Roald Dahl Prize, and the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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 a NY Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with the artist and director Mac Premo, with whom Oliver also co-directed the 2013 video for Ordinary Love, by U2.

Posted in: Arts + Culture, Design Matters, Illustration

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