About Leonard Weisgard

Leonard Weisgard at work
Short biography
Leonard Joseph Weisgard
December 13, 1916 – January 14, 2000
Leonard Weisgard, Caldecott award-winning illustrator of more than 200 children’s books was perhaps best known for his collaboration with the author Margaret Wise Brown. Continue>>

Leonard Marcus
“In Search of Margaret Wise Brown”
By Leonard S. Marcus
In October 1982, I flew from New York to Copenhagen to interview Leonard Weisgard for my biography of his close friend and frequent collaborator, Margaret Wise Brown…Continue>>


Dial B for Biography: The Case of the Forgotten Photo Shoot - By Leonard S. Marcus“Dial B for Biography: The Case of the Forgotten Photo Shoot”
by Leonard S. Marcus

“You’ve done it!” began Leonard Weisgard’s characteristically warm and encouraging letter to me, written in the spring of 1992 soon after he’d read my just published biography of Margaret Wise Brown.


“There was no one like Leonard”
By Ken Chowder

There was no one like Leonard, even Leonard himself. Leonard was gracious and generous and beautifully well-spoken and -dressed; he was also reclusive and agoraphobic and capable of saying virtually anything, or nothing at all… Continue>>