Sophie Blackall is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator. Blackall’s artistry originated with drawing in the sand on the beaches of her childhood home in Australia. Her skills and passion grew until she earned a Bachelor of Design with honors in Sydney in 1992. In the following years, she drew robotic figures for amusement parks, lent her hands to a DIY television show, and produced a household hints column. She has illustrated over 30 children’s books and created one book for adults.
Curated by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Hello Sophie!: The Picture Book Art of Sophie Blackall, showcases examples of the 30 illustrated artworks for her children’s books that she created. On display starting September 13 to November 26, 2023. Free and open to the public.
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