|Name:||Chris Van Allsburg|
|Birth Day:||June 18, 1949|
|Birth Place:||Grand Rapids, United States|
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He studied sculpture at the University of Michigan and the Rhode Island School of Design and he opened his own sculpture studio before focusing on his writing.
Van Allsburg was born on June 18, 1949 to a Dutch family in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, the second child of Doris Christianen and Richard Van Allsburg. He has a sister, born in 1947. His family lived in an old farmhouse, but when he was three years old, they moved to a Grand Rapids home near an elementary school that Chris was able to walk to for class. His family moved again to East Grand Rapids where he attended middle school and high school. Van Allsburg attended the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan, which at that time included an art school. He majored in sculpture, learning bronze casting, wood carving, resin molding, and other techniques. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1972 and continued his education at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), graduating with a master's degree in sculpture in 1975. After graduation, Van Allsburg set up a sculpture studio.
Van Allsburg struggled for a time with his sculpture studio. At home he began a series of sketches that his wife thought would be suitable for children's books. She showed his work to an editor who contracted his first book The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, in 1979.
Van Allsburg has written and/or illustrated about twenty books. His art has also been featured on the covers of an edition of C. S. Lewis's series The Chronicles of Narnia, published by HarperCollins in 1994, as well as in three children's books written by Mark Helprin
Chris married Lisa Van Allsburg, and they had two daughters: Sophia and Anna.
Currently, Chris Van Allsburg is 72 years, 11 months and 11 days old. Chris Van Allsburg will celebrate 73rd birthday on a Saturday 18th of June 2022. Below we countdown to Chris Van Allsburg upcoming birthday.
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