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Barbara Olsen Biography

Career, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Honors Awards, ILLUSTRATOR:, Work in Progress

Born in Oakland, CA; children: a son.


Agent—c/o Author Mail, Dial, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.


Barbara Olsen Day declared in San Francisco, CA, 1991; first and second prize in graphic arts, Crosby Festival of Arts (Toledo, OH), 2002.


Suzanne Williams, The Witch Casts a Spell, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2002.


Artwork is represented in books, including In the Spirit of Martin. Contributor of artwork to magazines and newspapers in the United States and abroad, including Country Home, Americana, and Diablo.

Illustrating a Mother Goose book intended to teach children how to tell time.

With text written to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," Suzanne Williams has penned a story book about a Halloween party of real witches, ghosts, and goblins while Barbara Olsen's sprightly collage illustrations add to the depiction of playful holiday festivities. (From The Witch Casts a Spell.)

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