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Mordicai Gerstein

Mordicai Gerstein (1935-2019) was the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked between the Towers , winner of the Caldecott Medal. Four of his books have been named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. As a child, Gerstein was inspired by reproductions of fine art that his mother cut out of Life magazine and by children's books from the library. I looked at Rembrandt and Superman, Matisse and Bugs Bunny, and began to make my own pictures. After attending Chouinard Art...See more