Stephen Kroninger

@ Deborah Feingold

@ Deborah Feingold

Author/illustrator, Stephen Kroninger, talks to Giuseppe Castellano about the art of collage; how a kid from “the sticks” got his own show at the MOMA; and why he thinks artists should always say they can—even if they can’t.

Lastly, he reads a rejection letter—in which George Delmerico, the venerable art director of The Village Voice, shares valuable advice that every illustrator should hear.

Here are a few of the illustrators we mentioned: Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Romare Bearden, Esphyr Slobodkina, George Gross, Henri Matisse, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch, and John Heartfield.

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Music for the podcast was created by Oatmello.