Robert Lawson

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Birthday
4, 1892
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 27, 1957 (64)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1892
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 27, 1957 (64)

About

An American children's book writer and illustrator, he is known for his art work in such children's classics as The Story of Ferdinand and Mr. Popper's Penguins. He also illustrated numerous original works, including Rabbit Hill and Ben and Me.

Before Fame

He studied art for three years under illustrator Howard Giles at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art.

Trivia

He was the first person to be given both the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal.

Family Life

He was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. In 1922, he married Mary Abrams.

Associated With

He wrote a book about Christopher Columbus.

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