Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kelly Oechsli - Illustrator

Kelly Oechsli (1918-1999) illustrated many children's books, including Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock books. One of my favorites by him is Humpty Dumpty's Bedtime Stories (published in 1971). Not much more information is provided by any of the sites that mentioned him or his books.

Here is some of his work:



  1. I really appreciate you putting together this tribute to Illustrators. I consider myself to be a fledgling member of that group and look to those that have gone before for inspiration. Your blog is a tremendous help! It also brings back lots of good memories. Hope you keep it going! And best wishes with your own illustrating projects.

    1. Thank you, Sheryl! I love this blog and will continue adding to it! I'm so glad you enjoy it. I think knowing your predecessors and finding references of style, composition and color is a great way to be inspired and helps create your own version of wonderful work!