Kinuko Y. Craft, also known as KY Craft, is probably responsible for my artistic taste. When I was very young, my mother bought The Twelve Dancing Princesses for me. I will talk about that book next week, but for now I will note that I pored over Craft’s illustrations for hours on end, and it formed my very earliest preferences.
KY Craft, a native of Japan, moved to the United States in the early sixties after graduating college. She is an artistic chameleon, fully inhabiting the artistic genre of whatever era and style she chooses. Her artwork has appeared in advertisements, book and magazine covers, posters, children’s books, and dozens of exhibitions. She has won over a hundred awards.
Below are some examples of her art that take after historical art styles:
Join me for a month of light-filled fantasy artwork!