Remembering Holly Meade …

h1 July 2nd, 2013 by jules

To the Still Earth Say, I am Flowing

I read this sad news today, that author/illustrator Holly Meade has left us at the age of 56.

Holly’s work was simply beautiful. Pictured above is a print from my 2009 interview with her. I’ve always really liked that piece of artwork, in particular.

Her artwork has also appeared here and here at 7-Imp. Her watercolor collages in Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s 2011 picture book, Naamah and the Ark at Night, was one reason it was one of my favorite picture books of 2011.

The book that won her a Caldecott Honor has always been a top picture book for me:


May her family find comfort during this difficult time, and may her legacy live on in her exceptional illustration work.

Cut, Insert, Fold, Fly, woodblock print, 2006

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All images are posted from previous interviews or posts and were initially used with permission.

8 comments to “Remembering Holly Meade …”

  1. Oh, Jules, I learned of Holly’s death yesterday. Heart-breaking.

  2. This is very sad news. Naamah and The Ark At Night is a beautiful book, art and text. What a terrible loss.

  3. Oh dear. Sad sad news indeed.

  4. Really tragic, no age at all, and she had so much more to give… and a beautiful new grandson. Does anyone know what happened? Her work is an inspiration X

  5. I don’t know, Cat. I wish I did.

  6. I am very sorry to hear that. I just read Hush! with my choir group tend days ago as we’ve been singing lullabies. She was a gifted artist.

  7. In shock. A wonderful artist. A quiet, deep neighbor.

  8. Thankful for this tribute and for the treasures Holly gave the world.

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