Oliver Jeffers makes art. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making. Jeffers’ work takes many forms. His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn and Gestalten Space, Berlin.
Oliver’s picture books have been translated into over 30 languages, including Lost & Found, How to Catch a Star, Stuck, The Hueys, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, The Great Paper Caper, This Moose Belongs to Me, the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit and most recently Once Upon An Alphabet.
Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book Lost & Found was developed into an animated short film which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.
Picture book awards include The New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, The Blue Peter Book of the Year, as well as shortlists for the British Book of the Year, The Roald Dahl Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Oliver was born in Australia, brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.