Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and a 2-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, and a 2-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. She is also the recipient of both the Massachusetts Reading Association and the New York Empire State awards for "Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature." "Red" is her most recent mook.
Vaccaro Seeger's paintings have been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art, the Society of Illustrators, the New York Public Library and the New York Nassau County Museum of Art.
She earned her Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at the State University of New York at Purchase in Westchester, N.Y. She then moved to Manhattan and began a career as an animator, artist, designer, and editor in the network television business. She created show openings and special segments for NBC and ABC for many years and won an Emmy Award for an opening animation for an NBC Special.
Vaccaro Seeger and her husband, Chris, live on Long Island and in New York City. They have two wonderful sons, Drew and Dylan. She loves painting, writing, surfing, boating, tennis, running, playing the piano and spending time with family and friends.