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illustrator , author

Richard McClure Scarry, illustrator, author. Achievements include author/illustrator of over 300 children's books; books were translated into several languages, including Finnish, Chinese, and Lithuanian. Recipient Edgar Allen Poe Special award, Mystery Writers of America, 1976. Member of Authors Guild New York, Kongelig Dansk Yacht Club (Copenhagen), Gstaad (Switzerland) Yacht.

Background

Scarry, Richard McClure was born on June 5, 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John James and Mary Louise Barbara (McClure) Scarry.

Education

Student, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, 1939—1942.

Career

Began illustrating, 1947. President Best Book Club Ever, Random House, Incorporated, New York York City, 1975—1993. With United States Army, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Achievements include author/illustrator of over 300 children's books. Books were translated into several languages, including Finnish, Chinese, and Lithuanian.

Membership

Member of Authors Guild New York, Kongelig Dansk Yacht Club (Copenhagen), Gstaad (Switzerland) Yacht.

Connections

Married Patricia Murphy, September 11, 1949. 1 child Richard.

father:
John James Scarry

mother:
Mary Louise Barbara (McClure) Scarry

spouse:
Patricia Murphy

child:
Richard Scarry