Fred Marcellino

po_Marcellino-FredFred Marcellino (October 25, 1939 – July 12, 2001) was an American illustrator and later an author of children’s books who was very influential in the book industry.

Publisher Nan Talese said that Marcellino could “in one image, translate the whole feeling and style of a book.” Such was the case with his evocative painting for Judith Rossner’s August, published and edited by Talese.

Among many other commissions, he was responsible for the covers of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and the 1987 Dell Laurel Leaf edition of Allen Appel’s Time After Time.

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