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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Win Walter Norris  

Pen Name: Mary Win

Genre: Illustrator for Children's Fiction

Born: 1914

-- Mary Win Walter Norris on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Norris grew up in Princeton, Illinois and lived there most of her life. She attended University of Chicago, the University of Illinois and the Chicago Academy of Fine Art.

Biographical and Professional Information

Norris is an illustrator of children's books. She studied art at the Art Students League in New our and at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. At 94 years of age, she still paints occasionally in her studio - the same studio where she painted the illustrations for ''My Go To Bed Book''. She taught art at Princeton High School for many years.Norris collaborated on more than 15 books with Hidegarde Ford.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Additional Title Information

  • My Go To Bed Book

    , Broadman Press, 1956 - written by Illinois author Hildegarde Ford

  • Herbie

    , Harvey House Inc, 1969 - written by Illinois author Hildegarde Ford


    In February, 2010 Mary Win Walter Norris was honored by the Prairie Arts Council with its first ever Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award.

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