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Eric Velasquez Collection

Identifier: CLRC-2211

Scope and Contents

The collection includes an oil illustration for the picture book Grandma's Gift by Eric Velasquez.


  • Creation: undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Children's book illustrator Eric Velasquez was born December 1, 1961, grew up in Harlem, New York City, and earned his BFA from the School of Visual arts in 1983. He lives in Hartsdale, New York. He worked for many years as a freelance illustrator before publishing his first picture book The Piano Man, written by Debbie Chocolate, in 1997. He has won numerous awards for his work, including an NAACP Image Award in 2010 for his work on Our Children Can Soar. He lives in New York and, in addition to his children's books, he teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Information sourced from: "Biography." Eric Velasquez personal website. Accessed June 2020.


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The collection includes an oil illustration for the picture book Grandma's Gift.

Accession Information:

Gift of the Kerlan Friends, purchased from the ALA Annual Conference auction, June 2016.

Eric Velasquez Collection, undated
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Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library