About Eric Carle

Eric Carle (1929–2021) was one of the best known illustrators of our time. The creator of more than 70 picture books, he combined winsome stories and exuberant collages that appeal to young readers and adults alike. In 2002, Eric Carle and his late wife, Barbara Carle, founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Ever since I was very young, I have loved making pictures. I knew even as a child that when I grew up I would be an artist.
Eric Carle