Holly Meade (1956–2013)

Biography
HOLLY MEADE
Cookies, 4/8
woodblock print, 20 x 30 inches
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Old and Young, 7/10
woodblock print, 30 x 23 inches
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Nightwalker, 4/12
woodblock print, 21 x 18 inches
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Good Things Coming Down, 10/14
woodblock print, 16 x 12 inches
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Cut, Insert, Fold, Fly, 13/25
woodblock print, 6 x 8 inches
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Love Up to Here, 3/11
woodblock print, 38 x 18 inches
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The Earth Took Me Back, 3/10
woodblock print, 21 x 36 inches
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Cats Sleep, 8/9
woodblock print, 17 x 20 inches
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Coon, 5/20
woodblock print, 22 x 12 inches
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Skater, 9/11
woodblock print, 14 x 20 inches
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I Like Coffee I Like Tea, 8/12
woodblock print, 36 x 21 inches
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Buttering up God, 6/12
woodblock print, 17 x 15 inches
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Couple, 13/16
woodblock print, 10 x 7 inches
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Hello
woodblock print, 10 x 8 inches
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Fox, 3/20, woodblock print
12 x 22 inches
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Four Mermaids, 11/15
woodblock print, 20 x 20 inches
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Garden Wimples, 7/12
woodblock print, 16 x 20 inches
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Angel Plane Transporting Souls, 2/10
woodblock print, 9 x 17 inches
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Angel Undercover as a Crow, 11/11
woodblock print, 8 x 6 inches
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Happy Spring, 2/15
woodblock print, 11 x 9 inches
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Magnificent Ewe, 11/12
woodblock print, 7 x 8 inches
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Ram
woodblock print, 6 x 8 inches
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Sheep in Wolf's Clothing, 5/17
woodblock print, 7 x 9 inches
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Ocean Diver, 2/15
woodblock print, 11 x 20 inches
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Ocean Swimmer, 5/15
woodblock print, 11 x 20 inches
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Dive, 2/12
woodblock print, 32 x 24 inches
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Porcupine, 5/20
woodblock print, 12 x 22 inches
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150 Working Days Per Eagle, 6/17
woodblock print, 24 x 18 inches
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Cat In Box
woodblock print, 17/25 Last Print in the Edition, 10 x 7 inches
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Biker, 3/10
woodblock print, 13 x 12 inches
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Muddy Pig, 14/24
woodblock print, 14 x 24 inches
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Coyote Moon
unnumbered edition of 10, woodblock print, 9 x 10 inches
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Surprise, uneditioned
woodblock print, 10 x 8 inches
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Go to the Well, 6/12
woodblock print, 22 x 21 inches
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Heartbeat, 2/10
woodblock print, 12 x 8 inches
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Blue Lobster, 7/14
woodblock print, 11 x 20 inches
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Feather Fight I, 7/20
woodblock print, 18 x 12 inches
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Feather Fight II, 18/20
woodblock print, 12 x 18 inches
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Feather Fight III, 1/20
woodblock print, 18 x 12 inches
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He Can Be Kinda Prickly
unnumbered edition of 10, woodblock print, 11 x 10 inches
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Just Dance, 2/10
woodblock print, 11 x 9 inches
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Raven, uneditioned
woodblock print, 11 x 10 inches
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Mermaid, 6/15
woodblock print, 6 x 8 inches
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On the Dock, 3/7
woodblock print, 11 x 10 inches
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Swing, 5/9
woodblock print, 11 x 9 inches
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Boots
woodblock print, 16 x 10 inches
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Fish Woman, uneditioned
woodblock print, 11 x 8 inches
HOLLY MEADE Cookies, 4/8 woodblock print, 20 x 30 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Old and Young, 7/10 woodblock print, 30 x 23 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Nightwalker, 4/12 woodblock print, 21 x 18 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Good Things Coming Down, 10/14 woodblock print, 16 x 12 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Cut, Insert, Fold, Fly, 13/25 woodblock print, 6 x 8 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Love Up to Here, 3/11 woodblock print, 38 x 18 inches
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HOLLY MEADE The Earth Took Me Back, 3/10 woodblock print, 21 x 36 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Cats Sleep, 8/9 woodblock print, 17 x 20 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Coon, 5/20 woodblock print, 22 x 12 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Skater, 9/11 woodblock print, 14 x 20 inches
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HOLLY MEADE I Like Coffee I Like Tea, 8/12 woodblock print, 36 x 21 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Buttering up God, 6/12 woodblock print, 17 x 15 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Couple, 13/16 woodblock print, 10 x 7 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Hello woodblock print, 10 x 8 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Fox, 3/20, woodblock print 12 x 22 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Four Mermaids, 11/15 woodblock print, 20 x 20 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Garden Wimples, 7/12 woodblock print, 16 x 20 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Angel Plane Transporting Souls, 2/10 woodblock print, 9 x 17 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Angel Undercover as a Crow, 11/11 woodblock print, 8 x 6 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Happy Spring, 2/15 woodblock print, 11 x 9 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Magnificent Ewe, 11/12 woodblock print, 7 x 8 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Ram woodblock print, 6 x 8 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Sheep in Wolf's Clothing, 5/17 woodblock print, 7 x 9 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Ocean Diver, 2/15 woodblock print, 11 x 20 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Ocean Swimmer, 5/15 woodblock print, 11 x 20 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Dive, 2/12 woodblock print, 32 x 24 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Porcupine, 5/20 woodblock print, 12 x 22 inches
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HOLLY MEADE 150 Working Days Per Eagle, 6/17 woodblock print, 24 x 18 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Cat In Box woodblock print, 17/25 Last Print in the Edition, 10 x 7 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Biker, 3/10 woodblock print, 13 x 12 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Muddy Pig, 14/24 woodblock print, 14 x 24 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Coyote Moon unnumbered edition of 10, woodblock print, 9 x 10 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Surprise, uneditioned woodblock print, 10 x 8 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Go to the Well, 6/12 woodblock print, 22 x 21 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Heartbeat, 2/10 woodblock print, 12 x 8 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Blue Lobster, 7/14 woodblock print, 11 x 20 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Feather Fight I, 7/20 woodblock print, 18 x 12 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Feather Fight II, 18/20 woodblock print, 12 x 18 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Feather Fight III, 1/20 woodblock print, 18 x 12 inches
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HOLLY MEADE He Can Be Kinda Prickly unnumbered edition of 10, woodblock print, 11 x 10 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Just Dance, 2/10 woodblock print, 11 x 9 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Raven, uneditioned woodblock print, 11 x 10 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Mermaid, 6/15 woodblock print, 6 x 8 inches
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HOLLY MEADE On the Dock, 3/7 woodblock print, 11 x 10 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Swing, 5/9 woodblock print, 11 x 9 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Boots woodblock print, 16 x 10 inches
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HOLLY MEADE Fish Woman, uneditioned woodblock print, 11 x 8 inches
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Holly Meade (1956–2013) Biography

Holly Meade (1956–2013) is an acclaimed printmaker and award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Meade’s lively woodblock prints are full of wit and charm, exploring everyday life, baking cookies or an afternoon nap, or her humorous personification of animals. She illustrated more than thirty children’s books, and her illustrations for Hush!: A Thai Lullaby (Melanie Kroupa/Orchard Books, 1996) by Minfong Ho won a 1997 Caldecott Honor for illustration; and John Willy and Freddy McGee (Marshall Cavendish, 1998), for which she was named an honoree for the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Creative Writing..

Meade earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978. She went on to explore a variety of artistic mediums, including drawing, collage, printmaking, basket making, and fabric design. Though she enjoyed a career as an independent artist, beginning in 1992, she brought much to the world of children’s books, which she called “the other focus of my work life.” Meade began making woodblock prints in 2002, after a workshop with printmaker Hester Stinnett at the Haystack Mountain School. For many years, she lived and worked in Sedgwick, Maine, where she maintained a printing studio.

Meade’s woodblock prints are in numerous collection including the Portland Museum of Art. Her prints are also featured in many of her more recent picture books such as David Elliott’s series On the Farm (Candlewick, 2008), In the Wild (2010) and In the Sea (2012).