Robert Sabuda

Person from United States of America

Robert James Sabuda (born March 8, 1965) is a leading children's pop-up book artist and paper engineer. His recent books, such as those describing the stories of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, have been well received and critically acclaimed. Sabuda was born in Wyandotte, Michigan and raised in Pinckney, Michigan. He was skilled as an artist from a very young age, and attended the Pratt Institute in New York City. His specific interest in 3-D paper engineering (i.e., pop-up books) was sparked by a book he received that was illustrated by Vojtech Kubasta. His interest in children's book illustration began with an internship at Dial Books for Young Readers while attending the Pratt Institute. Initially working as a package designer, he illustrated his first children's book series, of "Bulky Board Books", in 1987. Wide recognition only came his way after he started designing pop-up books for children in 1994. Sabuda has experimented with modes of illustration in a conventionally conservative genre, using techniques including: Sabuda presently works from his studio in New York City and is involved in a wide variety of projects that involve movable paper. He has  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
United States of America


Institution From To
Pratt Institute

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