David McPhail

Freedom: Be who you are, Love who you love, Read what you want

December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Signed Original Pen, Ink, and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 8.75 x 10 inches

Illustrator’s Biography

David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. His first book was “The RUNJUMPBUMB Book” by Robert Brooks – published by Little Brown and Company, Boston. Later that same year (1971), the first of his own stories was published. It is titled “In the Summer I Go Fishing” published by Addison-Wesley Press. In 1972, “The Bear’s Toothache” was published by the Atlantic Monthly Press. Thus began a wonderful and all-too-brief association with Emilie McLeod, Editor Extraordinaire, who published some his favorite (of his own) stories, including “Henry Bear’s Park” and “Pig Pig Grows Up”. He has continued to write and illustrate and there are now well over 100 books with his name on them.

You can learn more about David on this website


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David McPhail
has generously donated his work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.