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Weiss, Harvey



  • Existence: 1922 - 2007


Harvey Weiss was an illustrator and author of children's books. His works include the eleven-volume "Beginning Artists Library" series, including titles such as Clay, Wood, and Wire: A How-to-Do-It Book of Sculpture (1956), Pencil, Pen and Brush Drawings for Beginners (1961), and Ceramics: From Clay to Kiln (1966). His other books include How to Be an Inventor (1980), Machines and How They Work (1983), and Maps: Getting From Here to There (1991). He also illustrated books by Miriam Schlein, to whom he was once married, and Joan M. Lexau, among other authors.

Weiss was a noted sculptor, and his sculptures form part of many private and public collections. He was also a professor of sculpture at Adelphi University.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Harvey Weiss papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 992

The collection consists primarily of artwork and storyboards for books authored and illustrated by Harvey Weiss, as well as correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs and other material relating to various book projects and several illustrated journals. The collection documents Harvey Weiss's career as a children's illustrator and author, and his process of researching, writing and illustrating books.

Dates: circa 1955-2007