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Harold Berson (23 November 1926 – February 1986) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of children's books.
Early life and education
Berson travelled extensively in Turkey, North Africa and Europe with his wife, artist Paula Winter Berson. He began illustrating books in the late 1950s, mainly working in brush and ink and watercolor. His works include a number of self-illustrated retellings of traditional folk tales of those regions.
In a 1973 profile in the magazine Something About the Author, Berson said, "I love illustrating. I usually work in pen or brush and ink, mainly the latter. I use watercolor for the color, usually preseparated." Berson collaborated with many authors, including Barbara K. Walker, one-time curator of the Uysal–Walker Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative at Texas Tech University, illustrating a number of her works, including:
- Watermelons, Walnuts, and the Wisdom of Allah, and Other Tales of the Hoca (1967)
- Pigs and Pirates: a Greek Tale (1969)
- New Patches for Old (1975)
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