Robert Byrd
Master Lecturer
BFA, The University of the Arts

Robert Byrd received his BFA in Graphic Arts from the Philadelphia Museum College of Art (now the University of the Arts). He has illustrated 21 children's books and written five. He has taught for 30 years at UArts and Moore College of Art and Design.

Artist Statement
In my book illustration, my goal is to interpret the story in a manner that presents a particular world accurately, and informatively, and visually stimulating to the young reader, concentrating on a meaningful integration of both text and imagery. These words and pictures have the power to remain vividly in the child's consciousness.

Awards, Publication, Exhibitions
Byrd's work has been honored by the School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Neumann College. He is the recipient of the Golden Kite Award for Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer, and is the 2008 Newberry Award lllustrator for Good Master! Sweet Ladies!

His children's book art has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the World Children's Book Fair in Bologna, the Society of lllustrators in New York, the Philadelphia Art Institute, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Chicago Art Institute and Graphis Zurich.

Class Schedule, Fall 2017

F01:00PM - 06:50PMChildren's Book Illustration

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Hall 7TH
Tel: 215-717-6240
Fax: 215-717-6620