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Author and Illustrator Kevin Luthardt
September 14, 2015 - November 2015

Kevin Luthardt is a painter, muralist, and author/illustrator of children’s picture books based in the Chicago area. He has written and/or illustrated 9 picture books, including WHEN EDGAR MET CECIL, LARABEE, and PEEP! He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a BFA in painting. His original paintings are represented by Mars Gallery in Chicago. He has created more than 60 murals in Illinois and beyond. Kevin is committed to using his work to teach and inspire students of all ages. He visits around 30-40 schools, libraries and other venues each year as an author and artist.

Kevin grew up not far from Barrington in Schaumburg, IL. He has lived in Skokie, IL, for the past 16 years with his wife and their four boys. He is happy to share his love of visual storytelling with the Barrington community. The paintings in this exhibition are all original illustrations from Kevin’s picture books.

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