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.

2017 The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award: Garth Williams
Garth Williams (1912–1998) was the creator of signature art for iconic children’s books.....Read More
2017 The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award: Evaline Ness
Evaline Ness (1911–1986) used woodcuts, mixed media, and experimental materials and methods to push the bo....Read More
2017 The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award: Lois Ehlert
Lois Ehlert brings a distinctive graphic style to the books she writes and illustrates.....Read More

Please contact Kate Feirtag with questions regarding this program.