Crockett Johnson

American cartoonist and children's book illustrator (pseudonym)

1906   -   1975

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Cooper Union
occupation: comics artist, illustrator, painter, children's writer
award received: Kiddo Leespluim

Crockett Johnson (October 20, 1906 – July 11, 1975) was the pen name of the American cartoonist and children's book illustrator David Johnson Leisk. He is best known for the comic strip Barnaby (1942–1952) and the Harold series of books beginning with Harold and the Purple Crayon. From 1965 until his death Johnson created over a hundred paintings relating to mathematics and mathematical physics. Eighty of these are found in the collections of the National Museum of American History.
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American comic strip, 1942 1952

author: Crockett Johnson

Harold and the Purple Crayon

book by Crockett Johnson

author: Crockett Johnson
illustrator: Crockett Johnson


The Carrot Seed

book by Ruth Krauss

author: Ruth Krauss
illustrator: Crockett Johnson


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