Isabelle Arsenault: Illustration Institute 2023
On June 22, Illustration Institute hosted 2023 Faison Resident Isabelle Arsenault at Mechanics' Hall in Portland, Maine.
Based in Montreal, Isabelle Arsenault is an internationally renowned children’s book illustrator whose work has won many awards and much praise from critics. Her books include the graphic novels Jane, the Fox and Me and Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt; Spork and Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear; Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky (BolognaRagazzi Award 2017); and Colette’s Lost Pet, which marked her debut as an author.
She has won the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature three times, and three of her picture books were named as The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. She was also shortlisted for the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award.