Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Awards were established in 2005 by past chairs of The Original Art. Nominees must be judged to have a body of work that documents an innovative and pioneering contribution to the field of children's book illustration, and final selection is made by artists whose work has been juried into the previous year's show. Two awards are given annually: one posthumously and one to a living illustrator.

2018 The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award: Wanda Gág
Wanda Gág (1893–1946) was a fine artist, printmaker, graphic designer, and illustrator, and a pioneer in the development of the picture book form. ....Read More
2018 The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul O. Zelinsky
Paul O. Zelinsky has said that he wants the pictures he creates for his children’s books to speak in the same voice as the words.  ....Read More

Please contact Kate Feirtag with questions regarding this program.