Kadir Nelson

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Birthday
15, 1974
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1974 (age 44)
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

Known for his African-American history and culture-themed work, Nelson illustrated the Caldecott Honor-winning book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom and received a 2001 NAACP Image Award for his artwork for Will Smith's publication Just the Two of Us.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he illustrated author Debbie Allen's 1999 book Brothers of the Knight and Deloris and Roslyn Jordan's 2000 work Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream.

Trivia

He exhibited his artwork at both New York's Society of Illustrators and Los Angeles' Museum of Tolerance.

Family Life

He is the son of motivational speaker Emily-Diane Gunter. 

Associated With

He both wrote and illustrated a 2013, Coretta Scott King Honor-winning book titled Nelson Mandela.