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  • 1. Eric Carle Presentation By Charles Coleman
  • 2. Early life of Eric Carle
    • Born on June, 1929 in Syracuse, New York
    • Born to German parents Eric and Johanna Carle
    • Parents got married in a Lutheran Church in 1928
  • 3. The Works of Eric Carle
    • Wrote many different types of children’s books that help teach children about the world
    • The most famous of Carle’s work is probably “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
    • Usually contain the word “Very” in the title
    • Also known for books such as “The Very Quiet Cricket”, “The Very Long Tail”, “The Very Busy Spider”, and many, many more
    • Has written around 100 books and has sold over 88 million copies of his books
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  • 5. Major Personal Events In His Life
    • Father put a great amount of influence on him to be a writer
    • When he was 15 he had to start digging trenches on the Siegfried line
    • In 1952 he moved back to the U.S. and landed a job as a graphic designer for the New York Times
    • He got his first major writing job after an author discovered an illustration of a Lobster for an add he drew in the paper
    • From the Lobster illustration he landed a job doing illustrations for “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”
    • Received an honorary doctorate from Bates College in 2007
    • Strongly influenced by nature. He used to take long walks into the woods
  • 6. Major Historical Events
    • Drafted into the German Army in WWII
    • Was sent to Schwenningen to escape the bombings of Stuttgart
    • Drafted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
  • 7. Influence On The Art World
    • Created and influenced a whole new style of collage art that has been mimicked by many different aspiring artists
    • Founded a Museum called “The Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art”
    • Google paid tribute to Carle by incorporating the design of his book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” into their logo
    • As of today, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” alone has sold over 29 million copies worldwide
  • 8. Stylistic Traits
    • Uses Collages of different materials to make different creatures and scenery
    • Creates additional dimensions to his art and makes pop outs in certain books
    • Tries to recognize children's feelings through his art and stimulate their minds through his incorporation of colorful collages
    • Tries to teach young children lessons about the world and stimulate the intellectual growth of their minds
    InfluenceOn Art World
  • 9. My Artwork
    • I overlapped multiple pieces of paper to create different shades
    • I included the word “Very” in my title
    • I individually painted each piece of paper and put them in a collage
    • I related it to ironic natural occurrence
    • I used the predominant colors he usually uses in his artwork
  • 10. Thank you for listening!
    • I hope his books have changed your life as much as they have changed mine!