A most under-rated artist, Evaline Ness was born on April 24, 1911 in Union City, Ohio. She was a highly paid commercial artist before deciding to become an illustrator and author in 1960, with the publishing of The Bridge, by Charlton Osborn. She illustrated more than thirty books for young readers and also wrote many of her own. In addition to winning three Caldecott Honors, she received the Caldecott Medal in 1967 for Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine. She died of a heart attack in Kingston, New York on August 12, 1986. Her work is housed at the de Grummund Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi. The first children's book she illustrated was the Story of Ophelia by Mary J. Gibbons in 1954.
Children’s Books written and illustrated by Evaline Ness
Exactly Alike by Evaline Ness and illustrated by Evaline Ness 1964
Pavo and the Princess by Evaline Ness and illustrated by Evaline Ness 1964
A Double Discovery by Evaline Ness and illustrated by Evaline Ness 1965
Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine, 1967 ~ Caldecott Winner
Long, Broad, and Quickeye,1969
The Girl and the Goatherd; or This and That and Thus and So, 1970
Do You Have the Time, Lydia? 1971
Yeck Eck, 1974
American Colonial Paper House: To Cut out and Color, 1975
Amelia Mixed the Mustard, and Other Poems by Evaline Ness 1975
Paper Palace: To Cut out and Color by Evaline Ness 1976
Four Rooms from the Metropolitan Museum: To Cut out and Color by Evaline Ness 1978
A Victorian Paper House: To Cut out and Color designed by Evaline Ness 1978
Marcella's Guardian Angel by Evaline Ness and illustrated by Evaline Ness 1979
A Shaker Paper House: To Cut out and Color by Evaline Ness 1979
Fierce the Lion by Evaline Ness and illustrated by Evaline Ness 1980
Children’s Books written by others and illustrated by Evaline Ness
Story of Ophelia by Mary J. Gibbons, 1954
Amelia Mixed the Mustard and Other Poems, 1975
A Wizard's Tears by Maxine Kumin and Anne Sexton, 1975
Cover Art by Evaline Ness
Evaline Ness was married to Eliot Ness, an American Treasury agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois as the leader of a legendary team nicknamed The Untouchables. They were married from 1938 until their divorce in 1946.
Before her marriage she was a fashion model... then a fashion illustrator.
Ness illustrated books received three Caldecott Honors in a row.
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