Small, David, 1945-
- Existence: 1945-
David Small is an American writer and illustrator who is best known for children's picture books. His books have been awarded a Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors, among other recognition. He was born and raised in Detroit and began drawing at an early age.
He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree at Wayne State University and a master of fine arts degree at Yale University. Small taught art for many years on the college level, ran a film series, and made satirical sketches for campus newspapers. His first book, Eulalie and the Hopping Head, which he wrote and illustrated, was published in 1981.
Small earned a 1997 Caldecott Honor and The Christopher Medal for The Gardener, with Sarah Stewart, his wife. In 2001 Small won the Caldecott Medal for So You Want to Be President?, combining political cartooning with children's book illustration. He received a second Caldecott Honor in 2013 for illustrating Toni Buzzeo's One Cool Friend. Small's drawings have appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times. On July 15, 2014, he was announced as a finalist for the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature.
David Small and his wife Sarah Stewart make their home in an historic manor house in Mendon, Michigan.
His current work and list of awards can be found on his website.
Found in 325 Collections and/or Records:
39 piece of original art (mostly in black ink but also in watercolor), 5 ink and pencil drafts, 1 complete draftbook with colored cover, and 1 book jacket cover with sever damage. (pages 8-9 and 66-67 are missing from the collection.)
15 pieces of original art in ink (needs preserving) and 23 pieces of draft artwork in pencil and ink. (art from page 82 missing from collection)
An ink, watercolor, and pastel piece of Anna losing the flowers she had collected in the woods due to a gust of wind.
An ink, watercolor, and pastel piece of a witch adding logs to a wood burning oven while hunched over a stove.
One types letter and 29 pieces of original art and around 30 drafts (pages 2-5, 23 are missing from the collection.)
An ink and watercolor piece of a fairy sitting in the forest on a leaf in front of a young girl.
An ink and watercolor piece of a young girl yelling and shattering a pane of glass with her fist.
An ink and watercolor piece of a fairy helping a young girl make bricks out of mud.
An ink and watercolor piece of a fairy pushing a cart of bricks while a young girl builds a wall with them.
20 watercolor, pastel, and pencil pieces of original art and 9 pieces of watercolor, pastel, ink, and pencil draft artwork. (missing original artwork from Cover Pages, Title Page and pages 0, 5, 12-13, 16-17, 19, 25, 30-33, Dedication Page)