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Ian Falconer, Kids’s Guide Creator of OLIVIA, Dies at 63

Illustrator, youngsters’s creator, and theatrical set designer Ian Falconer died Tuesday in Connecticut. The creator is greatest recognized for his youngsters’s e-book sequence Olivia, which is a few intelligent younger pig. The award-winning sequence, with its trendy colour scheme, debuted in 2000 and went on to incorporate seven extra books that altogether offered greater than 10 million copies.

Falconer was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, studied artwork historical past at New York College and portray at Parsons College of Design and the Otis Artwork Institute. He later designed theater units and costumes for David Hockney, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the New York Metropolis Ballet, and The Royal Opera. In 1996, he gifted his niece the primary Olivia e-book earlier than publishing it in 2000 and naming it after her.

Shut pal and playwright Jeff Whitty stated of Falconer, “Ian identified magnificence within the neglected. He balanced vivid, boyish curiosity and the knowledge of a grizzled sage.”

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