Rowling created the world of harry potter, capturing the imaginations of millions of children and adults. Harry potter books celebrate 20th anniversary with new. Mary grandpre s harry potter artwork american artist mary grandpre designed the book covers for the us editions of all seven harry potter books, as well as blackandwhite chapter artwork. Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban giclee by mary grandpre. Harry potter art by mary grandpre for the love of harry. Illustrator mary grandpre designed the cover artwork for all seven harry potter books, along with individual chapter illustrations.
Rowling a special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of harry potter and the sorcerers stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by caldecott medalist brian selznick. Nevertheless, the illustrator of the original american harry potter books is bestknown for her artistic renditions of the famous boy wizard. Mary grandpre original and limited edition art harry potter artist. Harry potter and the order of the phoenix is the fifth novel in the harry potter series written by j.
Rowlings harry potter series in their us edition published by scholastic. Rowling j k illustrations by mary grandpre abebooks. Harry potter and the deathly hallows harry potter series. As the layers build, and the design begins to take shape, i start to make more deliberate choices, based on how i might bring abstraction and realism together, to create a new world one that suggests the familiar, but leaves the door open for deeper investigation. Every chapter illustration from the harry potter books. Be sorted, earn house points, take classes with our fine hogwarts staff, debate which actor portrayed dumbledore the best, and finally get some closure for your post potter depression. These are a collection of some of the artworks that was in the hp series.
On the back of scholastics original copies of the series, in the bottom right corner you will see the words, cover art by mary grandpre, the only indicator that the. Harry potter illustrations that will make you want to go back to. Amazing harry potter art abounds in this 36 piece memorymatching concentration game. Harry potter and the halfblood prince by mary grandpre. Harry potter illustration by artist marie grandpre. Harry potter editions mary grandpre depicts iconic moments from the books in a seldomseen series of beautiful prints. She helped bring the wizarding world to life, even before the movies. Diagon alley giclee on paper by mary grandpre a wonderfully rendered image, very sharp, and capturing so many elements of the best of the harry potter seriesand theres hagrid taking him all through diagon alley. She was one of the few people who were able to read the harry potter books before they were released to the general public. Dumbledore is absent from hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the order of.
Welcome to rharrypotter, the place where fans from around the world can meet and discuss everything in the harry potter universe. Mary grandpre original and limited edition art harry potter. American artist mary grandpre designed the book covers for the us editions of all seven harry potter books, as well as blackandwhite chapter artwork. The artist, mary grandpre, who created the book cover and chapter art for all the harry potter books has signed and numbered this wonderful giclee on fine art paper the original was done in pastel. Id say the best part about working on harry potter is being invited to be connected to this really wonderful ongoing story about this amazing character and all the other characters, too. Rowling earned thanks to her popular harry potter saga is a phenomenon that cant be taken for granted in either the literary or pop culture fields. Harry potter editions mary grandpre depicts iconic moments from the books in a seldomseen series of beautiful. If you own copies of the original illustrated harry potter series, youve seen mary grandpres magical work. Mary grandpre has 51 books on goodreads with 21533870 ratings. Mary grandpre minneapolis college of art and design.
Her passion for light, color, drawing and design came together in evocative paintings, using a variety of mediums. Harry potter and the order of the phoenix harry potter. Grandpre grew up in bloomington, minnesota, and began drawing when she was five years old. Harry potter illustrations that will make you want to go back. Harry potter gets a new cover for fifteenth anniversary. Harry potter and the deathly hallows is the seventh novel in the harry potter series written by j. A defense against the dark arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey a venomous, disgruntled houseelf ron as keeper of the.
Each piece features illustrations from mary grandpres book art from the original harry potter books written by j. Visit the harry potter store our harry potter store features all things harry, including books, audio cds and cassettes, dvds, soundtracks, games, and more. Mary grandpre illustrator of harry potter and the sorcerers. They are so, so very nostalgiainducing, not to mention just. A box set will be available in september in honor of harry potter and the sorcerers stones fifteenth anniversary, which means youre going to have to buy new copies for your library. Her work has also appeared in the new yorker, the atlantic monthly, and the wall street journal, and her paintings and pastels have been shown in galleries across the united states. Harry potter illustrations that will make you want to go. Aug 19, 2012 mary grandpre is the official hp artist, which all of the books have her artworks, in them, and, on the covers. Sep 08, 2018 you might not know the name mary grandpre or who she is, but if you are a fan of harry potter then i guarantee that you know her work. Dec 24, 2008 this video contains all of the chapter art drawn by mary grandpre in the american version of the harry potter books. Since then, followers of the boy who lived have seen him grow though up through a sevenbook series that takes place in a magical world of castles, creatures, witches and wizards.
A box set will be available in september in honor of harry potter and the sorcerers stone s fifteenth anniversary, which means youre going to. Harry potter and the halfblood prince or hbp to fans has a first printing of 10. Harry potter and the deathly hallows by rowling, j. Harry potter and the order of the phoenix there is a door at the end of a silent corridor. Harry potter the eric carle museum of picture book art. Harry potter and the philosophers stone first hit shelves in the united kingdom on june 26, 1997, arriving stateside as harry potter and the sorcerers stone on sept. She began drawing when she was only five years old, beginning with a reproduction of mickey. She received a caldecott honor citation in 2015 for illustrating barb rosenstocks the noisy paint box. Mary grandpre original and limited edition art mary grandpre has illustrated all of the american editions of the harry potter novels.
Mary grandpre was born in south dakota, but spent most of her life in minnesota. Harry potter prisoner azkaban mary grandpre signed. Muggles without access to hermiones enchanted bag dont fear theres a new magical way to carry all your things. Harry potter phoenix special mary grandpre signed bookcover. Mary grandpre can be credited in part with the success of the harry potter book series in the us. The path that led her to that point started with her education at the minneapolis college of art and design. Ron scans the obituary pages of the daily prophet, looking for familiar faces. Mary was one of the few people who was allowed to read each book before it was published. In 1997 she was approached by scholastic to create the cover art for harry potter and the sorcerers stone. Mary grandpre born february, 1954 is an american illustrator best known for her cover and chapter illustrations of the harry potter books in their u.
Mar 10, 2010 grandpre began her career as a conceptual illustrator after graduating from the minneapolis college of art and design. Harry potter prisoner azkaban mary grandpre signed bookcover. Were live with the original illustrator of the harry potter series, mary grandpre. She has taught at the ringling school of art and design. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror. The first line of harry potter jigsaw puzzles based off of mary grandpre books artwork is set to be released on april 22, 2016 by the new york puzzle company.
In the harry potter series, the art director me and editor arthur levine were the contacts between illustrator mary grandpre and author j. Our collection of puzzles, mugs and playing cards features the original book art from the harry potter series. Continually experimenting with media, mary underwent many artistic changes in her expressive visual form. Jun 26, 2019 harry potter will always have a special place in our hearts, and these illustrations are proof that thats not changing anytime soon. Shes here to draw for us and talk about how she created the covers and chapter art for the seven books. Grandpre began her career as a conceptual illustrator after graduating from the minneapolis college of art and design. Mary grandpres paint and pastel illustrations have graced the covers of j. This year is the 20th anniversary of the american publication of harry potter and the sorcerers stone, and to mark the. Mary grandpre born 1954 in south dakota is an american illustrator, best known for her illustrations in the us editions of the harry potter books, published by scholastic. Mary grandpre on her artistic inspiration for her illustrations for the harry potter books. The harry potter book cover art series from mary grandpre.
Harry potter is a series of fantasy novels written by british author j. Grandpres work with the harry potter books has been featured on the cover of time. Mary grandpres portfolio is much more expansive than seven book covers. The main story arc concerns harrys struggle against lord voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, harry potter, and his friends hermione granger and ron weasley, all of whom are students at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. Harry potter will always have a special place in our hearts, and these. See more ideas about harry potter illustrations, art and harry potter art. Mary grandpre has illustrated all of the american editions of the harry potter novels. But sure enough, the book eventually landed stateside, and when it did american audiences were treated with an entirely new set of whimsical cover art, this time by mary grandpre.
Mary grandpres original cover artwork for harry potter and the deathly hallows is on display at the history of magic exhibit. In addition, she created a number of gorgeous illustrations depicting some of the most noteworthy scenes from the books. The first time she met or spoke to rowling was in 1999, when the author visited the united states to promote harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban. The wizarding world of harry potter has become a permanent part of pop culture. Apr 24, 2020 if you own copies of the original illustrated harry potter series, youve seen mary grandpre s magical work. See more ideas about harry potter, harry potter books and harry potter art. Explore all of the glorious chapter artwork from each book below. Philosophers stone 1998 every one of mary grandpre s 17 chapter illustrations from philosophers stone. Signed and inscribed by illustrator, mary grandpre, on title page. First edition, first printing with full number line on page. Rowling and mary grandpre overview in his fifth year at hogwarts, harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of hewhomustnotbe named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of ron weasley as the keeper of the gryffindor quidditch team. Oct 22, 2018 the leaky cauldron is not associated with j. Harry potter and the halfblood prince the war against voldemort is not going well.
Mary grandpre was the american artist who gave us some of the most iconic art. Ask her questions in the comments, and the times maria russo will ask some. Her body of work includes more than twenty childrens picture books. Mary grandpre has illustrated more than twenty beautiful books for children, including the american editions of the harry potter novels. Nov 08, 2018 mary grandpre is famous for designing the american harry potter books and for inventing the iconic lightning boltstyled logo she did it all while hardly speaking to j. But exactly what happens in book six, no one, except j. Mary grandpres most popular book is harry potter and the sorcerers stone harry potter. Harry potter, ron weasley, and hermione granger showed heroism through almost insurmountable odds. Dec 05, 2018 illustrator mary grandpre designed the cover artwork for all seven harry potter books, along with individual chapter illustrations. This video contains all of the chapter art drawn by mary grandpre in the american version of the harry potter books. Apr 10, 2018 harry potter is getting all spruced up for a new generation of readers. K illustrations by grandpre, mary and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. See more ideas about harry potter illustrations, harry potter art and harry potter book covers. Harry potter jigsaw puzzles with mary grandpre book art.
My paintings begin with layers of texture and color, applied in an intuitive manner. Mary grandpre original and limited edition art harry. The woman who illustrated harry potter barely spoke to j. In addition, she created a number of gorgeous illustrations depicting some of. An inside look at the original harry potter illustrations by. Mary grandpres unpublished harry potter illustrations. Mary grandpre also taught at the ringling school of art and design. American artist mary grandpre designed the book covers for the us editions of all seven harry potter books, as well as. By mediodigital the fame and success that joanne k. Rowling is an absolutely gifted writer who makes illustrating her books a fun thing. Harry potter, ron weasley, and hermione granger my hero.
Harry potter and the deathly hallows book 7 deluxe. Mary grandpres harry potter artwork harry potter fan zone. Harry potter will always have a special place in our hearts, and these illustrations are proof that thats not changing anytime soon. Books by mary grandpre author of cleonardo, the little inventor. When she received each new book, she read the story through once, highlighting descriptions that she felt would do well as an illustration. I got all the pictures from the leaky cauldron site. On the back of scholastics original copies of the series, in the bottom right corner you will see the words, cover art by mary grandpre, the only indicator that the artist was involved in the series.221 797 1172 63 1138 456 1174 291 86 1430 1508 1546 817 1104 735 1472 863 1366 1138 768 500 154 135 881 262 971 1032 1171 871 310 1424 1344 1476 411 188 242 856 62