Read all the pedants’ screeds and strictures; But don’t believe in anything that can’t be told in coloured pictures.
— G.K. Chesterton

Photo by Michael Santiago


Stacy Innerst is a painter, children’s book artist and educator. His books have received a host of starred reviews and have been honored with The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award, The SCBWI Golden Kite for Picture Book Illustration as well as several Gold Medals from the Parents’ Choice Awards. His first book for children, M is for Music (HMH) by Kathleen Krull was named an SLJ Best Book of 2003 and Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea (HMH) with author Tony Johnston was named a best book of 2011 by Publishers Weekly. Ruth Bader Ginsberg, written by Jonah Winter (Abrams) was named an ALA Notable Book and was included on the ILA Teachers Choice Reading List. Since 2003 his illustrations have regularly been selected for the Original Art show at the Society of Illustrators. The Book Rescuer (Simon and Schuster/Paula Wiseman) by Sue Macy and Saving Lady Liberty: Joseph Pulitzer’s Fight For the Statue of Liberty (Boyds Mills & Kane) by Claudia Friddell will be released this year.

Originally from Los Angeles, he grew up in New Mexico and now makes his home and studio in Pittsburgh.