Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 18, 2010

Illustrator Saturday – Amalia Hoffman

Amalia Hoffman is the author and illustrator of several picture books including The Klezmer Bunch and Purim Goodies. She also illustrated Friday Night with the Pope, written by Jacques J.M. Shore. Currently she is completing a picture book about the Spanish architect, Antonio Gaudi.

She received the prestigious Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 2005 award for picture books illustration in the category of Fantasy.  In 2007 she was a finalist in The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators storytelling competition.

Her art is included in the permanent collections of the New York City Public Library and the senate offices in Washington DC.  She has exhibited widely in galleries and museums around the country.  You also may have seen her artistic talent while shopping in New York, since she has created many of the innovative window displays you have seen in some of the top leading stores in New York City.

Amalia holds a Masters degree in art and art education from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honors from Pratt Institute.

Here is some examples of Amalia’s talent:

Next Five Illustrations from From The Klezmer Bunch.  Amalia works in watercolor and color pencil.

From Friday Night with the Pope

From Purium Goodies

Collage Picture Book

Example of Paper Sculpture

Art for Store Window

To see more visit

Hope you enjoyed viewing Amalia’s art and thanks for visiting.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Beautiful, fun and lively work!

    And I heard her presentation on school/library visits a few years ago.

    She makes her presentation an engaging experience, and I am sure she never loses her audience’s attention. She really knows how to entertain children. (She has a whole act and props.)

    Go Amalia!!


  2. LOVE Amalia! She and her work are both so much fun. (You KNOW somebody’s awesome when you get a big grin just thinking about them.) YAY, Amalia!


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