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The Society is sharing this mini documentary, made in 2015, to honor Ted Lewin, who passed away on July 28th, 2021. This video was presented during Ted and Betsy Lewin’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Ted was a longtime member and close friend of the Society of Illustrators. We will miss his smile, his great stories full of adventure, his craft and intelligence, and his support and friendship.

From his website:

“Ted’s career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, but over the last thirty-five years he has devoted full time to writing and illustrating children’s books. “I’m having more fun doing this than anything I’ve ever done before,” he says. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to such places as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland and India. His ALA notable book Market!, published in 1996, showcases markets around the world, from Uganda to Ireland to Ecuador.

“Touch and Go” is a collection of stories about the adventures Ted had while researching his books. Gorilla Walk, about their trek to see the mountain gorillas in Uganda was his first collaboration with his wife, Betsy, with five more to follow.”

To learn more visit his website:

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