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The Mitsumasa Collection
contains illustrative production material from one title in 1975, including
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Anno's Alphabet: An Adventure in Imagination, 1975
Mitsumasa Anno was born March 20, 1926, in Tsuwano, Japan. In 1948, he
graduated from the Yamaguchi Teacher Training College and taught at elementary
schools for over a decade, all the while being a reputable artist in children's
literature. The lists of awards for Anno is lengthy, including
New York Times "Best Illustrated Books of the
Year" citation in 1970, 1975, and 1982, "Notable Book" citations, "Brooklyn Art
Books for Children" citations, and the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator
Medal. Anno is widely crowned one of the most accomplished picture-book artists
of children's literature, incorporating his flare for mathematics and science
into visual trickery and illusions throughout his pieces. His appreciation of
diverse cultures also takes high precedence in a series of acclaimed "journey"
books, entailing his travels all around the world. Immortalizing over 30 works
of illustrations, Anno is a celebrated contributor to the world of children's
Biographical source: Something About the
Author . Volume 77, 1994.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Mitsumasa Collection contains illustrative production material
from one title in 1975, including watercolor studies.
- The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
Anno's Alphabet: An Adventure in Imagination 1975
Note New York: Crowell, 1975
Box MC 1279
(3 p.) Box MC 1279