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Elizabeth Zunon

Represented by

Painted Words, Inc
Suite 24
NEW YORK, NY 10025
United States

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Drawing and painting have always been among the most important things to Elizabeth Zunon. She was born in Albany, NY and grew up in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. One of her earliest memories is of the proud feeling she had when she first learned to write the letter “E” for her name. Surrounded by the bright, vibrant colors of everyday West African fabrics and tropical vegetation, Elizabeth’s love of color and pattern only grew. After returning to the United States, Elizabeth attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a B.F.A. in Illustration in 2006. Her illustrated picture book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2012. She now lives in Albany, NY, where she explores a multicultural world through painting, beading, sewing, and collage. Her twelfth illustrated children’s book, Grandpa Cacao: a Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family (Bloomsbury), was published in May 2019. It is her first authored-illustrated book: a true story about chocolate! Elizabeth’s book Bedtime for Sweet Creatures earned four star reviews and was named one of 2020’s best books by Barnes & Noble, Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, among others.


Collage, Cut Paper, Gouache, Line with Color, Oil, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Stylized, Silk Prints, Chalkboard


Action, Animals, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Food, Historical, Icons, Landscape, Agriculture, Ethnic, Environmental