Don Almquist

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Don Almquist (born July 21, 1929) is an American painter and illustrator.[1]

He was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was the son of Nils Herbert Almquist (1903–1960) and Jeannette Perrow (1905–1996). He earned a BFA in 1951 from Rhode Island School of Design.[1]

Almquist has exhibited in seven one-man shows and sixteen juried shows in the US, Canada and Sweden while garnering a number of awards.[citation needed] Earlier in his career, he served as an art and creative director for Ahlen & Akerlund in Stockholm, Sweden, one of the largest and influential publishing houses in Europe, and also as graphics advisor to the US Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, D.C..[2]


  1. ^ a b Commire, Anne (1977). Something about the Author – Vol. 10: facts and pictures about contemporary authors and illustrators of books for young people. Gale Research Company. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-8103-0070-5.
  2. ^ Don Almquist's page at Carspecken-Scott gallery

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