Fine art prints by Loren Long
Fine-art prints from children’s book illustrator Loren Long Include paintings from The Little Engine That Could and Madonna’s Mr. Peabody’s Apples
Loren Long, illustrator of several best-selling and award-winning children’s books, has chosen eighteen of his paintings as subjects for limited-edition prints, available for sale at his website, www.lorenlong.com. These include both personal pictures and illustrations from his most popular books, including the new edition of Watty Piper’s The Little Engine That Could, Madonna’s Mr. Peabody’s Apples, Angela Johnson’s I Dream of Trains and Walt Whitman’s When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer.
“I’m very proud of these fine art prints and am amazed at the tremendous quality of the printing,” says Long.
Sean Snyder, printmaker and owner of Cincinnati-based Riprotinte Studios Limited, is producing Long’s print series. Long and Snyder have carefully selected the ink and paper to be used, and the artist has overseen and approved the printmaking process. “These prints represent the latest methods and materials used in fine-art gicl?e reproduction,” comments Snyder.
Long, a Cincinnati resident, won the 2003 Golden Kite Award for best picture book illustration, presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, followed by a Golden Kite honor the next year. Long has also won the 2004 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators. Several of the books he has illustrated have been New York Times best-sellers.
In 2002, the United Nations chose Long’s The Firefighter, a painting commemorating the heroism of New York’s firefighters on 9/11, to hang with 21 other works of art from the Society of Illustrators’ expansive exhibition The Prevailing Human Spirit.
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