Carol Schwartz’s award-winning illustrations have appeared in over 50 books for children. She has worked with a wide variety of clients, including many magazines, newspapers and advertising companies. Carol joined MIAD’s adjunct Illustration faculty in 2010. Carol’s insight and experiences as a successful illustrator fuel her passion for teaching. She inspires students to create art that is as meaningful to them as it is to others, and believes that an environment where students are encouraged to make a personal connection to their work leads them to discover their own passion and artistic voice.
Having received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, Carol completed her MFA at the University of Hartford. Much of her work is centered on themes of science and nature and one of her first books, Sea Squares, by Joy Hulme, was selected as an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council. It was also a Children’s Choice Award in 1992 and included in the Original Art Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators that same year. It was followed by over fifty other titles, including The Maiden of Northland by Aaron Shepard, an Aesop Accolade List book, Thinking about Ants by Barbara Brenner, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, and a six book Hide and Seek Science series for Scholastic. Carol’s work has been selected for exhibition at The Society of Illustrators in New York and many times by The Illustrator’s Club of Washington DC. It is included in the Society of Illustrators New York permanent collection as part of the exhibition, Women Illustrators Past and Present.
Carol has also presented at a variety of conferences and colleges including Frostburg State University, the Kansas City Art Institute, the Corcoran School of Art and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Learn more about Carol’s work at csillustration.com