The Art of Raúl Colón

h1 October 14th, 2014 by jules


“When Leontyne performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1955, she blew open the door that Marian left ajar. Six years later, Leontyne landed
her first lead role with the Met. …”

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Since I’ve got a review of Raúl Colón’s Draw! (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, September 2014) over at BookPage, I thought I’d follow up with some illustrations from the book today. The review is here, and the art is below.

But, while we’re on the subject of Colón, I’ve also got some illustrations from two other books he has illustrated this year — Juan Felipe Herrera’s Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes, which was published in August by Dial, and Carole Boston Weatherford’s Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century, coming this December from Knopf. (Pictured above is an illustration from Weatherford’s book.)

Enjoy the art …

Art from Draw!


 



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Art from Juan Felipe Herrera’s
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes


 


Julia de Burgos
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César Estrada Chávez
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Roberto Clemente
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Sonia Sotomayor
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Art from Carole Boston Weatherford’s
Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century


 


“Until the college president heard her solo and convinced her to study voice instead. Leontyne changed course. Led by song, she cracked the door that Marian had opened years earlier. And before long, Leontyne went to Juilliard. There, she found her teacher, Florence Page Kimball, and her calling.”
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“Yes, the world-famous Miss Price could be all mink and pearls when she wanted to, rolling her r’s like an Italian contessa, wearing Viennese hats
and silk dresses from Rome.”

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DRAW! Copyright © 2014 by Raúl Colón. Spreads used by permission of the publisher, Simon & Schuster, New York.

PORTRAITS OF HISPANIC AMERICAN HEROES. Copyright © 2014 by Julian Felipe Herrera. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Raúl Colón. Spreads used by permission of the publisher, Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.

LEONTYNE PRICE: VOICE OF A CENTURY. Copyright © 2014 by Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Raúl Colón. Spreads used by permission of the publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

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3 comments to “The Art of Raúl Colón”

  1. thanks for this shout out to a very gifted & yet humble man. LOVE his art


  2. I’m so happy to report that it looks like Mr. Colon will be illustrating my picture book about Pete Seeger. Looks like he (Mr. Colon, not Pete) has already got two splendid books in 2014!


  3. […] illustrator would. Brian Karas is a quiet genius. Ditto Ana Juan; Frida is a fantastic. I love Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, and Jon Klasssen’s stuff is gorgeous. That tree house book — wow. Ed Young, […]


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