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Lived: 1953 - 2002
Type: Papercuttings


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David Wisiniewski
David Wisiniewski

David Wisniewski (wiz-NESS-key) was both a storyteller and an illustrator. Born in England, David lived in Germany, Nebraska, Texas, and Maryland. He spent three years as a circus clown. After that, he performed in his own puppet theater troupe. Eventually, David settled in Monrovia, Maryland, where he lived with his wife and children.

David Wisniewski died on September 11, 2002, some say in Virginia at the hospital, some say in his home in Maryland, leaving behind his wife, Donna Harris Wisniewski and his two children.

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To create his pictures, David cut layers of colored paper with an X-Acto knife. For one book, he would use nearly 1,000 blades. His book Golem won the 1997 Caldecott Award.

He has written and illustrated many childrens books including Sundiata, Elfwyn's Saga, The Rainplayer, The Warrior and the Wise Man, Golem, The Wave of the Sea-Wolf and others.

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1980-12-18 Critic Review
1980-12-18 Critic Review

1980-12-18 Critic Review

1981-01-14 Sentinel Article

1981-01-14 Sentinel Article
1981-01-14 Sentinel Article
1981-10-17 Washington Post Article
1981-10-17 Washington Post Article

1981-10-17 Washington Post Article

1982-12-07 Prince Georges Journal Article

1982-12-07 Prince Georges Journal Article
1982-12-07 Prince Georges Journal Article
1983-04-01 Washington Post Article Page 1
1983-04-01 Washington Post Article Page 1

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1983-04-01 Washington Post Article Page 2
1983-12-23 Sentinel Article
1983-12-23 Sentinel Article

1983-12-23 Sentinel Article

1984-03-02 Washington Post Article

1984-03-02 Washington Post Article
1984-03-02 Washington Post Article
MontPelier Cultural Arts Center News Release 1
MontPelier Cultural Arts Center News Release 1

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