Gerald Kelley received his BFA in studio drawing and began working after-hours as an editorial illustrator while maintaining a 9-5 job in graphic design. He now works full-time as a children’s illustrator. He has illustrated Grover Cleveland, Again! by documentarian Ken Burns, and M is for Monster, by Children’s Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis. His work combines watercolor and digital. Gerald lives in Colorado with his husband and geriatric border collie.
Awards / Honors
- CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 – Grover Cleveland, Again!
Grover Cleveland, Again!
“Grover Cleveland, Again!…offers Burns's trademarked accessible, conversational style of history…with Kelley's sweeping art setting a scene for each president and sidebars offering biographical facts along with a couple of telling or simply amusing anecdotes…the effect of the whole is stirring enough to stoke and satisfy curiosity. ”New York Times Book Review