|Known for||Aviary Wonders Inc.|
Kate (Catherine) Samworth (b. 1967) is an artist, author and illustrator whose book Aviary Wonders Inc.: Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual won the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers in 2014 with the judges saying it was "one of the most creative books we have ever encountered."  Her illustrations frequently involve the natural world and human interaction with it. Samworth's travels—to Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil—are a source for her artwork. Her book, Aviary Wonders, is a mockup of a catalog in a future world with extinct birds. Readers are invited to peruse "a charming selection of bodies and wings, and assemble a realistic bird automaton." Samworth says she is "trained in the techniques... of the Old Masters and influenced by the darker aspects of Goya, Daumier, and Balthus."
Samworth studied and taught painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, and considers Auseklis Ozols one of her mentors. She received a BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2010 where she studied printmaking and still teaches workshops. Her paintings and prints have been found in the collections of the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, the Woodmere Art Museum, and the Fundación Lolita Rubial in Uruguay.
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