| Ian Falconer|
New York University
| Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor|
Olivia, Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, Olivia Saves the Circus, Oliviaand the Missing Toy, Olivia Forms a Band
David Sedaris, Don Bachardy, Randolph Caldecott
Ian Woodward Falconer (born August 25, 1959) is an American illustrator, children's book author, and costume and set designer for the theater. He has created 30 covers for The New Yorker as well as other publications. Falconer is best known for the Olivia series, which features a young pig and her many adventures, which was inspired by the birth of his first niece and his desire to give her a special "first" present. Born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Mr. Falconer, who graduated from The Cambridge School of Weston, studied art history at New York University and painting at Parsons School of Design and Otis Art Institute.
Ian Falconer Wikipedia
In the Olivia series:Olivia, 2000 - winner of 2001 Caldecott Honor
Olivia Saves the Circus, 2001 - 2002 Booksense Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
Olivia's Opposites, 2002
Olivia Counts, 2002
Olivia...and the Missing Toy, 2003
Teatro Olivia, 2004
Olivia Forms a Band, 2006 - 2006 Child Magazine's Best Children's Book Award
Dream Big (starring Olivia), 2006
Olivia Helps with Christmas, 2007 - 2008 Falconer won the Illustrator of the Year in the Children's Choice Book Awards for this title
Olivia Goes to Venice, 2010
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, 2012
Caldecott Honor for Olivia, 2000
Parent's Choice 2000, Gold Award Winner
Nick Jr. Best Book of 2001
ALA Notable Children's Books 2000 & 2001
Child's Best Book of 2001
Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2000 & 2001
Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2000 & 2001
BookSense Illustrated Children's Book of the Year for Olivia Saves the Circus, 2002
Voted "Favorite Illustrator" for Olivia Helps with Christmas by over 50,000 children at the Children's Choice Book Awards, 2008
Ian Falconer is active in the world of theater design. He teamed up with artist David Hockney and together they collaborated on the costume designs for the Los Angeles Opera production of Tristan and Isolde (1987); he served as co-designer (sets and costumes) with Mr. Hockney on the Lyric Opera's production of Turandot (1992); and designed the costumes for The Royal Opera's production of Die Frau Ohne Schatten at Covent Garden. In 1996, Mr. Falconer designed the sets for The Atlantic Theater's production of The Santaland Diaries, written by David Sedaris. In January 2008, Mr. Falconer completed the set design and oversaw the installation for the operetta Veronique at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. The sets were widely hailed for their use of classic stage sets married with complex moving film images that impressed audiences with innovative theatrical optical illusions.
For the New York City Ballet, Mr. Falconer designed scenery and costumes for Scenes de Ballet (1999), and Variations Serieuses (2001), which were both choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. In 1999, he designed scenery and costumes for the Boston Ballet's production of Firebird, which was also choreographed by Mr. Wheeldon. In 2003, Falconer designed sets and costumes for Stravinsky's Jeu de Cartes, which was choreographed by Peter Martins.
Starting with the 2015 season, the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker will feature costumes and sets designed by Mr. Falconer.