Authors & Illustrators Born in February: Nancy Ekholm Burkert • February 16th 1933

Self Portrait of Nancy Ekholm Burkert

Self Portrait of Nancy Ekholm Burkert

An American illustrator of the second half of the 20th century, Nancy Ekholm Burkert illustrated few books, but her work was exquisite and resulted for a Caldecott medal for her best known work, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1972).

Cover Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Snow White'

Cover Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Snow White'

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Snow White'

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Snow White'

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Snow White'

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Snow White'

Cover Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Valentin and Orson'

Cover Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Valentin and Orson'

She also illustrated tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Edward Lear, Roald Dahl and Emily Dickenson.

Cover Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'James and the Giant Peach' by Raold Dahl

Cover Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'James and the Giant Peach' by Raold Dahl

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'James and the Giant Peach' by Raold Dahl

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'James and the Giant Peach' by Raold Dahl

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'The Scroobius Pip' by Edward Lear

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'The Scroobius Pip' by Edward Lear

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Mouse and Lion'

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'Mouse and Lion'

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'The Fir Tree'

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for 'The Fir Tree'