Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Norman E. Calmese  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Norman Calmese is an illustrator who lives in Springfield, Il.

Biographical and Professional Information

Norman Calmese is an illustrator. He serves as the General/Sales Manager and Illustrator for the ''Capital City Courier''. His cartoons and illustrations have appeared in newspapers throughout the country. He has also created murals for numerous organizations.Norman holds a B.A. in Sociology from Northern Illinois University, a Minor in Art and African American History as well as a Master’s Degree in Arts Management from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

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