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Jerry Pinkney (1939-)


Worked as a designer/illustrator for Rustcraft Greeting Card Co., Dedham, MA, and Barker-Black Studio, Boston, MA, and helped found the Kaleidoscope Studio before opening his own studio, Jerry Pinkney Studio, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, in 1971. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, visiting critic, 1969-70, member of visiting committee, 1991; Pratt Institute, Jerry Pinkney Brooklyn, NY, associate professor of illustration, 1986-87; University of Delaware, distinguished visiting professor, 1986-88, associate professor of art, 1988-92; University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, visiting artist, 1989; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, guest faculty, 1989; Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, art mentor, 1989; State University of New York—Buffalo, visiting professor, 1991; guest lecturer at numerous schools and universities; served on judging committees for numerous art and illustration shows. United States Postal Service, Stamp Advisory Committee, 1982-92, Quality Assurance Committee, 1986-92; served on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Artist Team for the space shuttle Columbia; Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, board of trustees, 2001; appointed to the National Council on the Arts, 2003; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, board of trustees, 2003—. Designer of commemorative stamps for the United States Postal Service "Black Heritage" series and the "Honey Bee" commemorative envelope. Exhibitions: Pinkney has exhibited his works at numerous group and one-man shows throughout the United States and in Japan, Italy, Russia, Taiwan, and Jamaica, including shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA, the Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, TX.

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