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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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Bryan Collier

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

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Live Event: $5,000 - $10,000  
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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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  • How to book Bryan Collier?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bryan Collier for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form 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 pricing information and check availability for Bryan Collier or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bryan Collier?

    Booking fees for Bryan Collier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bryan Collier, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bryan Collier?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bryan Collier for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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 talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bryan Collier or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bryan Collier or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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 Michael W. Twitty, Lois Lowry, Marc Brown, Pam Muñoz Ryan and John R. Erickson. 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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