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.

2019 The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Blair
Mary Blair was a trailblazing animator and designer for Disney and also worked as a graphic designer, set designer, muralist, and children’s books artist. ....Read More
2019 The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award: Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Nancy Ekholm Burkert creates illustrations that are rich and realistic in detail, yet fanciful and timeless in content. ....Read More

Please contact Kate Feirtag with questions regarding this program.