20 March 2005

Ted Rand Dies

From The Seattle Times:

"Ted Rand's artistry has graced everything from the Washington governor's office to the jets of Saudi royalty.

But the artworks he will be remembered for most are the ones that found their way onto the bookshelves of thousands of children.

In a prolific career as a children's-book illustrator, begun at a time when most people eye retirement, Mr. Rand brought to life the stories of nearly 80 books from the studio at his Mercer Island home.

He died at home on Saturday (March 12) of cancer, leaving a vacancy on the top rungs of Northwest children's-book illustrators. He was 89."

Read the rest of this obituary.

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