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illustrator , author

Martin Elias Provensen, author, illustrator. Recipient Best Illustrated Book of Year award for Charge of Light Brigade, New York Times, 1964; Best of Year citation, 1952, 53, 59, 63, 64, 76, 78; co-recipient Gold medal Society Illustrators, 1960; Art Books for Children citation Brooklyn Museum, 1975; Caldecott and Boston Globe awards for A Visit to William Blake's Inn; Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight, 1984.

Background

Provensen, Martin Elias was born on July 10, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Marthin C. and Berendina (Kruger) Provensen.

Education

Educated, University of California, Berkeley.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945.

Connections

Son of Marthin C. and Berendina (Kruger) P. M. Alice Twitchell, April 17, 1944. 1 daughter, Karen Anna.

father:
Marthin C. Provensen

mother:
Berendina (Kruger) Provensen

spouse:
Alice Twitchell