Jim Burke (illustrator)

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Jim Burke (born 1973) is an American illustrator who was born in Manchester, New Hampshire.[1] Burke received his BFA from Syracuse University. In addition to his publishing work, he has created many personal paintings, including "Cast Shadows of Florence" which has been accepted into London's Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 2008. Burke has lectured at Syracuse University, The Norman Rockwell Museum and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He formerly instructed painting and illustration at Pratt Institute.[2] He returned to Manchester, New Hampshire in Fall of 2009, at which time he was appointed as Chairperson of the Illustration Department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. [3]

Publication History[4][edit]

All Star!” Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever, written by Jane Yolen, Philomel/Penguin - 2010
Naming Liberty” written by Jane Yolen, Philomel/Penguin - 2008
Johnny Appleseed” written by Jane Yolen, Harper Collins - 2008
Take Me Out to the Ball Game” by Jim Burke, Little, Brown & Co. - 2006
Maggie’s Amerikay” by Barbara Timberlake Russell, Farrar, Straus Giroux - 2006

Recognition & Awards[5]

Gold Medal from the prestigious Society of Illustrators
Platinum and Gold Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Awards
Parent's Choice Gold Best Book Award
Original Art Show, 6 books have received Awards of Excellence
Communication Arts Award of Excellence
Print's Regional Design Award of Excellence.
23 Awards of Excellence (for Illustration Annuals 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51) from the Society of Illustrators


John Sloan and George Bellows of the Ash Can School
Edward Hopper
John Singer Sargent
James McNeil Whistler
Edgar Degas
Frank Duveneck