• Profile:

    K. Wendy Popp 


    Wendy is an artist who’s works have appeared in many publications and have graced the covers and the interiors of books, periodicals, and newspapers internationally since 1981. Publishers include; The New York Times, Harper Collins, Random/Doubleday/Dell, Penguin/Putnam, Scholastic Books, and Time/Life Publications, among others. Critics’ selections have included her illustration and advocacy in The New York Times, U.S.A. Today, The Beacon Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle News, The Miami Herald, among others. Her awards and honors are numerous, among them; The Dean Cornwall Recognition Award from The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, The Distinguished Educator of The Year Award from The New School University, The Sydney Tyler Book Award, and The Washington Irving’s Children’s Choice Honor. She has taken part in, juried, initiated and chaired many exhibitions. Recent examples have been with The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, The United Nations and The New York Historical Society. Her work continues to be displayed in solo and traveling group exhibitions nationally. She has been an educator for 25 years for New York Institutions of art, namely; Parsons The New School for Design, and Pratt Institute. She is also currently mentoring in the Illustration Masters Program of The Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work is held in private collections, as well as the permanent collections of The Society of Illustrators Museum of American lllustration and The Norman Rockwell Museum. 

    Degrees Held:


    Performances And Appearances:


    Society of Illustrators: Personal work and workshop

    Society of Illustrators: Artists Against the War

    The Larchmont Library: Artists and Advocacy

    Visual Communications Symposium Syracuse University Lecture on evolution of personal work and humanitarian exhibitions

    TEACHING SYMPOSIUM, Society of Illustrators Created and monitored panel discussion on humanitarian content and projects in the classroom.

    Lubin Hall SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Master´s Program A lecture on personal body of work

    Larchmont Central School Writers and Illustrator Address K - 5 (2000 - 2010)

    SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS  (Art of the Picture book) 1995 1994 1991 1989 1987 

    READERS DIGEST, Conference for American Editors and Art Directors (1995, 1996)



    Society of Illustrators: Artists Against The Wars

    Guest Artist, Larchmont Arts Festival

    Historic Hudson Valley Children´s Book Day

    DISCUSSION  Hudson Valley Celebrates Children´s Book Day Signing at Washington Irving´s home, One Candle Invitation to Sunnyside, by committee selection

    Chatsworth Avenue School (Sister Anne´s Hands)

    Westchester Jewish Center pre-K (One Candle)

    Woman in Action Rye Neck Middle School

    Artwork/Lifework Hommock´s Middle School

    Books of Wonder, New York City, One Candle


    Historic Hudson Valley Children´s Book Day Signing at Washington Irving´s home, One Candle

    Hommock´s Middle School Artwork / Lifework

    Historic Hudson Valley Celebrates Children´s Book Day Washington Irving´s Home, Sister Anne´s Hands

    Larchmont Central School Scholastic Book Fair

    Books of Wonder 16 W18St NYC., N.Y. (Sister Anne´s Hands)

    Larchmont Children´s Library N.Y. (Sister Anne´s Hands)

    The Enchanted Forest, Soho, N.Y. (Sister Anne´s Hands)

    Springhurst Elementary Dobb´s Ferry (Sister Anne´s Hands)

    Larchmont Central School Scholastic Book Fair

    Larchmont Central School (Sister Anne´s Hands, Picture Book)

    Anderson´s Bookstore N.Y. (Princess Florecita)

    Rye Country Day School (Princess Florecita, Art of the Picture Book)

    Larchmont Central School N.Y. (Princess Florecita)

    Borders Bookstore, N.Y. (Princess Florecita)

    FAO Swarcz N.Y. White Plains, N.Y. (Princess Florecita)

    Diane´s Bookstore of Greenwich, Conn. (Princess Florecita)

    B. Dalton, Harborplace, Balto. Md. (Princess Florecita)

    The Berjan Montessori School (pre-K)

    Research Interests:

    Advocacy for marginalized groups in society, drawing, editorial design, entrepreneurship, illustration, painting, storytelling, bookmaking

    Awards And Honors:

    Distinguished University Teaching Award presented by The New School University for recognition of contributions to Parsons the News School for Design

    Sydney Taylor Award presented by the Jewish Library Association One Candle

    Dean Cornwell Recognition Award Society of Illustrators (Prevailing Human Spirit)


    Wendy's art is held in many private collections and the permanent collections of:

    The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration

    The Norman Rockwell Museum 


    School and library awards and recognition:


    Society of Illustrators Own Show

    Children´s Book of the Year / Sister Anne´s Hands

    Child´s Study Children´s Book Committee/ Sister Anne´s Hands 

    Living the Dream Award / Sister Anne´s Hands



    Honored by The Westchester Library Assoc. The Washington Irving Children´s Choice Award / Sister Anne´s Hands

    Honored by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians / Sister Anne´s Hands

     Aesop Accolade for Princess Floricita and the Iron Shoes

    Current Courses:

    Core Studio 2D