Irena Sibley

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Birthday
16, 1943
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Mar 29, 2009 (65)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1943
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Mar 29, 2009 (65)

About

Lithuanian-born Australian artist, writer, and illustrator of children's books who wrote The Bilbies' First Easter, and When the Sun Took the Colours Away. In 2001, she wrote Zara's Zoo.

Before Fame

She established the art department at Xavier Preparatory School. She published her first book "Rainbow" in 1980.

Trivia

She was a passionate environmentalist and was particularly enamored of native Australian plants and animals.

Family Life

Her parents escaped Communist-occupied Lithuania in 1946 while she was a toddler. She married artist Andrew Sibley in 1967. The couple had two sons: Benedict and Jonathan.

Associated With

She and Charles Conder were fellow Australian artists.