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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeanette Winter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Winter was born in Chicago and attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeanette Winter is an award-winning author and illustrator of childrens books. She has illustrated books for other authors and has written many self-illustrated titles. Many of Jeanette's books are based on true stories. She has also illustrated three books written by her son, Jonah Winter: ''The Secret World of Hildegard'', ''Once upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman'' and ''Diego'' a biography of Diego Rivera - winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. A BFA graduate of the University of Iowa, she also attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Winter currently resides in New York.

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