Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg

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Name: Chris Van Allsburg
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Male
Birth Day: June 18, 1949
Age: 73
Birth Place: Grand Rapids, United States
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg was born on June 18, 1949 in Grand Rapids, United States (73 years old). Chris Van Allsburg is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Chris Van Allsburgnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was also a Caldecott runner-up in 1980 for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$10 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

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.

Biography Timeline


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

Family Life

Chris married Lisa Van Allsburg, and they had two daughters: Sophia and Anna.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Chris Van Allsburg is 73 years, 5 months and 8 days old. Chris Van Allsburg will celebrate 74th birthday on a Sunday 18th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Chris Van Allsburg upcoming birthday.


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71st birthday - Thursday, June 18, 2020

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69th birthday - Monday, June 18, 2018

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68th birthday - Sunday, June 18, 2017

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66th birthday - Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Chris Van Allsburg is one of the most fascinating author/illustrators currently working. He was born 66 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Though he liked to make models and draw as a child, he went through high school without taking a single art course. He managed nevertheless to bluff his...

64th birthday - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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63rd birthday - Monday, June 18, 2012

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