Marc Brown Papers, 1994 -- 2007


This collection has:

30.8 Cubic Feet
685 Audiovisual Object(s)
1 Digital Object(s)

Marc Brown (1946-) is an American author and illustrator best known for creating the children's character Arthur the aardvark, the lovable third-grader from Elwood City. Born November 25, 1946, in Erie, Pennsylvania, Brown spent most of his early childhood surrounded by pen, pencils, and paper. His grandmother Thora had an enormous influence on Brown at an early age, and he used her encouragement when he decided to pursue painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art. After exploring all types of mediums, Brown knew that he wanted to pursue a career in illustration, specifically concentrating on the illustration of children's books.

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