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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Arthur Geisert  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1941 in Dallas, Texas


Illinois Connection

Arthur Geisert lived in Galena, Ilinois from 1971 through 2006. He was an Art teacher at Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Geisert is a printmaker and artist. He grew up in Los Angeles, California. Trained as a sculptor in college, Geisert learned to etch at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.His unique and exquisite etchings have been widely praised and exhibited at the Chicago Institute of Art, among other museums. His work has appeared in ''The New Yorker'', is regularly selected for the Society of Illustrators', annual Original Art exhibition, and his illustrations are now being collected by the Dubuque Museum of Art. He lives in a converted bank building in Bernard, Iowa.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''Pigs from A to Z'' and ''Roman Numerals I to MM'' were New York Times Best Illustrated Books. ''Nursery Crimes'' was awarded “the most ridiculous plot of the year” by Publishers Weekly. ''Prairie Summer'' was an Honor Book for Young People, Nebraska Center for the Book ''Haystack'' was an Honor Award for Children's Nonfiction, Boston Globe/Hornbook ''Ice'' was selected as a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated book of the year in 2010