Author: Kleven, Elisa
Title: An orignal watercolor and four giclee prints by Elisa Kleven
Place Published: [n.p.]
Date Published: [n.d.]
Original holiday card art from Peaceable Kingdom Press. Watercolor collage on heavy paper. Paper: 9x7", image: 7½x5½".
Four giclee prints (one repeated) of watercolor collages, at least two being from the artist's book, The Puddle Pail. various sizes, but generally approximately - paper: 11x14", image: 8½x12".
Each piece signed by Kleven in the bottom margin.
Elisa Kleven never formally attended art school and has been a former tearcher, toy-maker and tapestry weaver. Her degree from Berkeley is in Literature. She wrote and illustrated her first book in 1989, and since then, fifteen books have followed, among them the award winning titles The Paper Princess, The Puddle Pail, and The Lion and the Little Red Bird. Elisa also illustrated City By the Bay, a colorful favorite about San Francisco. Ms. Kleven's awards include those from ABA/CBC, School Library Journal, ALA, Library of Congress Books for Children, and other distinctive recognitions. Her collages are extraordinarily detailed and vibrant, a medium which she retained from childhood, which she calls "a malleable, forgiving medium which allows me great freedom to experiment, arrange, re-arrange, and discover joyful surprises."