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Sylvia Weve
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Sylvia Weve (2008)
Born 28 May 1954 (1954-05-28) (age 66)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Known for Illustration

Sylvia Weve (born 28 May 1954) is a Dutch illustrator.

Weve has illustrated over 150 books and she has received numerous awards for her work, including the Gouden Penseel award, the Woutertje Pieterse Prijs and the Max Velthuijs-prijs.


In 1983, Weve made her debut as children's book illustrator by illustrating the book Een noom op school written by Corrie Hafkamp. Early in her career, Weve illustrated many books by Rindert Kromhout. Weve went on to illustrate many books by numerous authors including Karel Eykman, Veronica Hazelhoff, Ted van Lieshout, Bies van Ede and Edward van de Vendel. In 2006, she published Kip en ei, a book which she both wrote and illustrated herself.

Later in her career she started collaborating with Bette Westera and they both won various awards for their work, including the Woutertje Pieterse Prijs in 2015. They also won this award in 2020 for their book Uit elkaar.

In 2019, she won the prestigious Max Velthuijs-prijs for her entire oeuvre.

Weve also created illustrations for children's magazines including Okki, Taptoe, Jippo, Ezelsoor and St. Kitts van de Bovenwindse. Weve's work can also be found in magazines and newspapers such as Viva, Elsevier, Opzij, NRC Handelsblad and De Volkskrant.


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