Artist: Don Powers (1950-2010)Description: Mixed Media | Image Size: 20”h x 13”w; Framed Size: 31 ¼”h x 23 ¾”w
Powers began drawing in his youth and instantly bonded with art. Largely a self-taught artist, he was educated at Tennessee Tech University and Lipscomb University and later became the Art Director at Tennessee State Museum. In 1975 he was adopted into the Shawnee Nation as a result of his American Indian artworks. And, in 1984 he was awarded the Lyndhurst Prize for art.
Encouraged by friends to submit his work to Candlewick Press, he was asked to illustrate "The Silver Donkey," by Sonya Hartnett. And when the National Children’s Book and Literary Alliance came knocking and asked him to participate as a contributing illustrator in its book project “Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out,” he was honored to do so.