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Betsy and Giulio Maestro Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-755

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative materials for 9 titles, and includes dummies, separated art, ink wash color sketches, mixed media illustrations, a book proof, holograph, pencil thumbnail sketches, pencil sketches, ink line drawings, jacket illustrations, and title spread illustration.

Dates

  • 1973-1989

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical Sketch

Betsy Maestro (pronounced Ma-es-tro) was born January 5, 1944 in New York City. She has written many books for children, many of them illustrated by her husband Giulio. A kindergarten teacher for eleven years, Betsy Maestro often uses a story format to emphasize word and number concepts in her books for very young children. She has also written a series of books on American history and government, for older children. Betsy Maestro has also created Harriet, a white elephant on roller skates whose adventures introduce children to such concepts a reading signs and telling time. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work.

Giulio Maestro was born May 6, 1942 in New York City. Following high school he work as a commercial artist for five years. His big break came in 1970 when he illustrated a Rudyard Kipling book, The Beginning of the Armadillos. Giulio Maestro is know for his artistic range, and the variety of mediums and techniques in which he works. He has illustrated his own works, his wife Betsy's works, and a number of other works as well, and has received awards and recognition for his work.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Authorvols. 30 (short note), 59, 106; Children's Literature Reviewvol. 45

Extent

2 boxes

Abstract

The collection contains illustrative materials for 9 titles, and includes dummies, separated art, ink wash color sketches, mixed media illustrations, a bookproof, holograph, pencil thumbnail sketches, pencil sketches, ink line drawings, jacket illustration, and title spread illustration.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

Gift of: Maestro, Betsy & Giulio
Title
Betsy & Giulio Maestro Papers
Author
Jim Eyer
Date
5-4-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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