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Bryan Collier

Award-Winning Children's Author & Illustrator; Best Known for "Uptown"

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Bryan Collier Biography

Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, both of which are Caldecott Honor Books.

He has won six King Awards as illustrator and he is a four-time Caldecott honor recipient. For his lifetime contribution as a children's illustrator, Collier is a U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014. The Chicago Sun-Times has called Collier’s art “breathtakingly beautiful.”

Collier uses a unique technique of combining watercolors with collage. The first thing he does before creating the illustrations is a photo shoot of either his family or friends acting out the story. Sometimes he uses up to ten rolls of film. He believes that by having people act out the story, it shows him the important gestures that illuminate the scenes.

Collier received a scholarship through a national talent competition through the Pratt Institute in New York City, one of the leading art schools in the United States. He later graduated from Pratt with honors. While at Pratt, he was a volunteer at the Harlem Horizon Art Studio located within the Harlem Hospital Center. The center is open to the children of the hospital as well as the children of the community. He later became the Program Director, a position he held for twelve years.

Today, he lives with his family in Harlem in New York City.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Bryan Collier

    Speaking fees for Bryan Collier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Bryan Collier are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Bryan Collier, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Bryan Collier speak about?

    Bryan Collier is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Art, Black History, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Education, Literary, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Bryan Collier travel from?

    Bryan Collier generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Bryan Collier’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Bryan Collier for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bryan Collier for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Bryan Collier or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Award-Winning Children's Author & Illustrator; Best Known for "Uptown"

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Bryan Collier Biography

Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, both of which are Caldecott Honor Books.

He has won six King Awards as illustrator and he is a four-time Caldecott honor recipient. For his lifetime contribution as a children's illustrator, Collier is a U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014. The Chicago Sun-Times has called Collier’s art “breathtakingly beautiful.”

Collier uses a unique technique of combining watercolors with collage. The first thing he does before creating the illustrations is a photo shoot of either his family or friends acting out the story. Sometimes he uses up to ten rolls of film. He believes that by having people act out the story, it shows him the important gestures that illuminate the scenes.

Collier received a scholarship through a national talent competition through the Pratt Institute in New York City, one of the leading art schools in the United States. He later graduated from Pratt with honors. While at Pratt, he was a volunteer at the Harlem Horizon Art Studio located within the Harlem Hospital Center. The center is open to the children of the hospital as well as the children of the community. He later became the Program Director, a position he held for twelve years.

Today, he lives with his family in Harlem in New York City.

Bryan Collier Videos

  • A Conversation with Illustrator Bryan Collier
    Illustrator Bryan Collier started painting at the age of 15 in his hometown of Pocomoke, MD. The eastern shore of Maryland served as the backdrop for...
  • Bryan Collier: 2014 National Book Festival
    Bryan Collier appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Children's book writer and...
  • Bryan Collier (Uptown)
    Award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier began creating art at the age of 15. Using his signature style, a vibrant mix of watercolor and collage, he...

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FAQs on booking Bryan Collier

  • How do I book Bryan Collier to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Bryan Collier for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Bryan Collier, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Bryan Collier or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Bryan Collier

    Speaking fees for Bryan Collier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Bryan Collier are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Bryan Collier, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Bryan Collier speak about?

    Bryan Collier is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Art, Black History, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Education, Literary, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Bryan Collier travel from?

    Bryan Collier generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Bryan Collier’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Bryan Collier for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bryan Collier for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Bryan Collier or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Bryan Collier is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bryan Collier for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Bryan Collier generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Clayborne Carson, Linda Darling-Hammond, Laura Numeroff, Tee Franklin and Michelle Duster. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bryan Collier for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Bryan Collier Speaker Videos

  • A Conversation with Illustrator Bryan Collier
    Illustrator Bryan Collier started painting at the age of 15 in his hometown of Pocomoke, MD. The eastern shore of Maryland served as the backdrop for many of his early works which included–the bay,...
    Bryan Collier: 2014 National Book Festival
    Bryan Collier appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Children's book writer and illustrator Bryan Collier has been using his unique...
  • Bryan Collier (Uptown)
    Award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier began creating art at the age of 15. Using his signature style, a vibrant mix of watercolor and collage, he brings stories to life. He's already lent his...
    Bryan Collier: 2012 National Book Festival
    Bryan Collier appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5768.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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