James Ransome

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Illustration

Art, Design, and Transmedia
Department of Art

347 Shaffer Art Building


B.F.A., Pratt Institute

James Ransome has been illustrating children’s books for over 20 years with almost 50 picture books, many book jackets, greeting cards and pieces in magazines.  Winner of several awards for his illustrations, including the Coretta Scott King and NAACP Image awards, James received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Pratt Institute in New York.  Recently he became the published author and illustrator of three books, the latest being My Teacher.  James’ work is part of both private and public children’s book art collections and a number of commissioned murals, including three for the Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

James and Lesa live and in Rhinebeck, NY with their four children.


 You Tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMEVxjt_uCo