Hogrogian, Nonny

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Birth 1932-05-07

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American children's author/illustrator, born in New York City in 1932. Well-known for her woodcuts and is one of a few people to be awarded the Caldecott Medal twice.

From the description of Papers [part 1], 1963-1974. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 26498850

From the description of Papers [part 2] 1963-1974. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 26516686

Nonny Hogrogian was born on May 7, 1932 in the Bronx, New York, to artistically talented parents. While in high school she illustrated the school's magazine and enrolled in art courses at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn . Having pursued art from an early age Hogrogian attended Hunter College following high school, where she was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in 1953. She began talking graduate courses at the New School for Social Research following college, and pursued life drawing at the Art Students League . It was while at The New School that she learned woodcutting from Antonio Frasconi . She completed her master's degree in 1957.

During graduate school Hogrogian began working as an assistant in the art department of the William Morrow Company in New York . In 1958 she published her first illustrations, for Nicolete Mereidith's King of Kerry Fair . Her first authored and illustrated book, Always Room For One More, won the Caldecott Medal in 1966. She won a second Caldecott Medal in 1972 for her illustrations in One Fine Day . She has also been honored with a Caldecott Honor for her work on The Contest . She married poet and novelist David Kherdian in 1971 and founded the Two Rivers Press with him. Through the press they publish hand-printed limited edition publications. Hogrogian continues to write and illustrate, and has recently illustrated three new books.

From the guide to the Nonny Hogrogian Papers, undated, 1953-2000, (Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries)


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