Wallace Edwards (September 20, 1957 – December 25, 2022) beloved award-winning author-illustrator captured, transformed and inspired the imagination of both children and adults alike.
Edwards won the 2002 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature Illustration for his first children’s picture book, Alphabeasts. His third book Mixed Beasts won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award.
A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, his paintings and illustrations are found in public and private collections, books, magazines and on public display in Canada and the United States. Edwards’ clients include the Metro Toronto Zoo, the BC Ministry of the Environment, the Canadian Wildlife Federation and countless various magazine publishers.