TTLG Author/Illustrator Profiles

Peter Sis

Peter Sis

Peter Sis is an award-winning children's illustrator, filmmaker and author who grew up in Czechoslovakia and Prague. He studied filmmaking and painting in Prague and London and was sent to the United States in 1982 by the Czech government in order to film the 1984 Olympics, and stayed. Here he began to focus more on his illustration work, and one of his first jobs in America was animating a song for Bob Dylan for MTV. He lives in New York City with his wife Ten-y Lajtha, a documentary-film editor, and their children, who inspire many of his illustrations. His book Starry Messenger -- Galileo Galilei was a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book, and has been published in many languages. He has also had nearly 1,000 drawings published in The New York Times Book Review.

Website: http://www.petersis.com/index2.html

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