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Philippe Lardy (1963–) Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Honors Awards, Writings

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Born 1963, in Switzerland. Education: Attended Institut Saint Luc, Brussels, 1984–87; New York School of Visual Arts, B.F.A., 1989.

Addresses

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Houghton Mifflin, 222 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116-3764.

Career

Illustrator and commercial artist. Numero (periodical), publisher. Exhibitions: Works have been exhibited throughout Europe, Japan, and North America, including Art Director's Club, New York, NY, 1992; Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002; Gulliver Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1994; Le Chéne, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997; Papiers Gras, Brussels, Belgium, 1999, 2002, 2004; and Théatre de la Commune, Paris, France, 2005.

Member

Society of Publication Design, Society of Newspaper Design.

Honors Awards

Awards from American Illustration, Communication Arts, Luerzer Archives, Society of Illustrators, Museum of American Illustration, and Best of Print magazine; poster of the year designation, Graphis, 1993; first prize, Grand Prix Corporate Français, 1996, for calendar; Ozzie Award Silver Medal for magazine cover, 2002; Michael J. Printz Honor Book, American Library Association, 2005, and Coretta Scott King Award, 2006, both for A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson.

Writings

ILLUSTRATOR

Rolling Stone Book of Rock Wisdom, Running Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1997.

Passages: A Treasury of New Beginnings, Running Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1997.

Judy Mars, Numerology, Ariel, 1999.

Denis Johnson, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, Editions Desmoures, 2000.

Marilyn Nelson, A Wreath for Emmett Till, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2005.

Contributor to periodicals, including Liberation, Magazine Litteraire, New York Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, New Yorker, Boston Globe, Atlantic Monthly, Yoga Journal, Village Voice, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Jones, Town & Country, Gentleman's Quarterly, Men's Journal, US, and Esquire.

OTHER

(Editor with José Ortega) Ginn & Comix, 1990.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Horn Book, May-June, 2005, Betsy Hearne, review of A Wreath for Emmett Till, p. 339.

Publishers Weekly, April 11, 2005, review of A Wreath for Emmett Till, p. 54.

School Library Journal, May, 2005, Cris Riedel, review of A Wreath for Emmett Till, p. 156.

ONLINE

Philippe Lardy Home Page, http://www.lardy.com (October 30, 2005).

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