The Authors and Illustrators - Profiles

Martin and Alice Provensen

  Alice (b. 1918) and Martin (1916- 1987) were both born in Chicago, Illinois, and both went to California, at about 12 years of age, where they attended high school and college. Martin Provensen worked at the Disney Studio, in the Story Department, from 1937 to 1941. Alice studied at the Art Students League in New York and also worked in animated films in Hollywood at the Walter Lantz Studio.
 They illustrated children's books together since 1946. Their first book was "The Fine Side of Folk Songs" and they have done more than fifty books since. Their illustrated "Treasury of Myths and Legends" for Golden Books received a Gold Medal in Illustrators '60, the Society's second Annual Exhibition.
  They have been on The New York Times list of the Ten Best Illustrated Books eight times. The second most often of any book illustrators. They've been honored with the Caldecott and an exhibit at the AIGA.
  Their daughter, Karen, is a music therapist in California. She grew up on Maple Hill farm in northern Dutchess County, New York, where Alice still lives


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