TTLG Author/Illustrator Profiles

James Ransome

James Ransome

James Ransome earned his degree in illustration from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Using design, perspective, and choice of palette, his talent as a visual storyteller brings out the special voice of each book he illustrates. He is currently a Society of Illustrators member, and has exhibited paintings in many group and solo shows. He won the Coretta Scott King Award for illustrating James Weldon Johnson's The Creation and received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell, both ALA notable books. James Ransome currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York with his wife, Lesa, and their daughter Jaime.

Website: http://www.jamesransome.com/

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