Christopher Denise

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Christopher Denise is an American artist of two of Brian Jacques' Redwall picture books.[1] He illustrated the picture books The Great Redwall Feast and A Redwall Winter's Tale. He also illustrated The Redwall Cookbook.

Denise was born in Ashland, Massachusetts, and raised in Ireland. After returning to the United States he attended St. Lawrence University before leaving to attend the Rhode Island School of Design.[2] He began his artistic career illustrating textbooks and newspapers while a student at RISD.[1] Denise's first book, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, is a retelling of a Russian fairytale and was said by Publishers Weekly to be "a stunning debut".[3] In addition to illustrating books, he also does visual development work for animated feature films. He and his wife, children's author Anika Denise, lived in Providence, Rhode Island, prior to moving to Barrington, Rhode Island.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b "Connecticut Children's Book Fair: About the Authors & Illustrators for 2002". University of Connecticut. 2006-01-24. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b van Siclen, Bill (1999-10-11). "Art Spotlight - Ireland-raised Providence illustrator is best known for doing kids' stuff". The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.). p. D.01. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  3. ^ About Christopher Denise Archived 2008-04-30 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Barrington couple’s new book released"[permanent dead link]. East Bay RI. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 17 December 2010.

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