YAN NASCIMBENE, illustrator of picture book Hachiko:  The True Story of a Loyal Dog, was born in Paris and is of French and Italian parentage.  He has illustrated more than 40 books as well as more than three hundred book covers.  His work has been widely exhibited in the United States, France, Japan, England, Switzerland, and Italy.  He is the recipient of many awards, including three Bologna International Graphic Awards and the Society of Illustrators' Silver Medal.  He lives with his family in San Francisco, California.
Sadly, Yan Nascimbene passed away February 2013. May his evocative illustrations and storytelling continue to enrich the lives of many for years to come. (2/2014)

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