Profile: Cheryl Hanna (1951-)

Cheryl Irene Hanna is an American artist and illustrator. Hanna was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, dropped out of Pratt Institute before she received her B.A. from Pratt Institute 1973.

Hanna is a painter, children’s book illustrator and is also known for her work in the medium of collage. Hanna’s work has been exhibited at the Newark Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Hanna’s 1987 book, “The Enchanted Hair Tale”, in collaboration with author Alexis de Veaux was honored by the Coretta Scott King Award. She has also illustrated biographies of Phillis Wheatley, Selma Burke, and Mary Fields.

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