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Ansel Pitcairn, fine artist and illustrator, grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Born in London, England, Ansel is the son of Trinidadians who emigrated to the United States in the mid seventies.

After earning his Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Illustration from New York’s prestigious School of Visual Arts he has successfully pursued a career in illustration while showing his artwork regularly in group and one-person exhibits.

Ansel has taught anatomy and figure drawing at The School of Visual Arts as well as computer graphics at The Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. His recent Children’s Book, ‘Portraits of African-American Heroes’, written by Tonya Bolden and published by Dutton Books was released in January of 2004. His second book, “Aisha‘s Crowning Glory”, written by Eloise Prescott, was published in 2006.
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