Renée Graef was Our Special Guest for Laura Ingalls Wilder Days 2017
Renée Graef is an award-winning illustrator who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in art. She has illustrated over 80 books for children, including the Kirsten series in the American Girl collection and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Renée worked as an art director for the Little House program at Harper Collins for five years and enjoyed traveling to the Laura Ingalls Wilder sites. Renée has also illustrated classics such as The Nutcracker and My Favorite Things, as well as books about American icons: Mount Rushmore and Paul Bunyan.
Ms. Graef's accomplishments have been honored by the Society of Illustrators-Los Angeles and the State of Wisconsin's House of Representatives, among other groups and her work has been exhibited in numerous solo shows.
Renée lives in Los Angeles, California.