Alice and Martin Provensen enjoyed a more than forty-year career in writing and illustrating children’s books. She and Martin won the Caldecott (1983) for The Glorious Flight and the Caldecott Honor for Nancy Willard’s Newbery Medal-winning, A Visit to William Blake’s Inn. Their work has appeared on the New York Times list of Ten Best Illustrated Books eight times. Alice started her art education at the Art Institute of Chicago, and then transferred to UCLA. She worked for Walter Lantz Studios, as Martin began his work at Walt Disney Studios. Alice spent a great deal of her free time in libraries – a favorite haunt, no matter where they lived. After marrying, Alice and Martin moved to New York in 1945 and started creating children’s books. Alice is well known for traveling all over Europe and the world, collecting material for illustrations, filling sketchbooks everywhere she went. Today, in her nineties, she still works on publishing projects on a weekly basis and attends regular meetings of the studio group.
"Working together to make the best possible books for children."