Awards & Winners

Aliki Brandenberg

Date of Birth 03-September-1929
Place of Birth Wildwood Crest
(New Jersey, Cape May County)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Aliki Liacouras Brandenberg, Aliki
Profession Author, Illustrator
Aliki Liacouras Brandenberg is an American author and illustrator of books for children. Brandenberg was born in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, to James Peter and Stella Liacouras. Her parents, who lived in Philadelphia, were originally from Greece, and they taught her to speak Greek as a first language. She started to draw at an early age, and her parents enrolled her in art classes. She also took piano lessons. After graduating from the Philadelphia Museum School of Art in 1951, Brandenberg worked briefly at the J. C. Penney Company in New York, in that company’s display department. She then moved back to Philadelphia and worked as a freelance artist, creating art for advertising and display purposes. She also taught classes in art, worked as a muralist, and started a greeting card company. In 1956 Brandenberg decided to explore her Greek heritage, as well as many other parts of Europe. During her travels she met Franz Brandenberg, whom she married the following year. After moving to Franz’s native Switzerland, Brandenberg wrote her first book The Story of William Tell, about the legendary Swiss archer. The book, published in 1960, was well received. Brandenberg and her husband moved to New York, where Brandenberg began in earnest her long career as an illustrator and author of books for children.

Awards by Aliki Brandenberg

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Jane Addams Chldren's Book Awards for Picture Book
Honored for : Painted words

Nominations 1999 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Jane Addams Chldren's Book Awards for Picture Book Painted words