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

After earning his BA and MFA in Illustration and Illustration as a Visual Essay from New York’s School of Visual Arts,After earning his BA and MFA in Illustration and Illustration as a Visual Essay from New York’s School of Visual Arts, Ansel went on to pursue a career in illustration, graphic and computer-aided design

Ansel has taught anatomy and figure drawing at The School of Visual Arts as well as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop atAnsel has taught anatomy and figure drawing at The School of Visual Arts as well as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop at The Katharine Gibbs School and New York City Technical Colleges in NY. His first Children’s Book, ‘Portraits of African-American Heroes’, written by Tonya Bolden and published by Penguin/Dutton Books was released in 2004. His second book, ‘Aisha‘s Crowning Glory’, written by Eloise Prescott, was published in 2006.  ‘Granny’s Helper’, written by Selma Jackson, won the Phillis Wheatly Award sponsored by Columbia University for Books for Young Readers in 2015.  ‘My Birthday Surprise’, by the same author, is the second children’s book project for Ansel and Selma, set for release October, 2017.

The fall of 2017 has blessed Ansel with the completion of his soon to be published, ‘Mother Earth, A Love Story’.The fall of 2017 has blessed Ansel with the completion of his soon to be published, ‘Mother Earth, A Love Story’. In his first fully written and illustrated graphic novel, wonderfully rendered charcoal and ink pages complement paragraphs of text dissimilar to the standard comic book style.  For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the artist at his email:  anselpgraphics@gmail.com

 

 
 
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