Ana Juan

Artist

Ana Juan was born in Valencia, Spain, where she studied Fine Arts. She began her professional career in Madrid where she became known for publications in magazines suchas Madriz and La Luna and for collaborations with the newspapers El País and El Mundo. Soon after, she commenced working internationally, creating posters and advertising campaigns for clientslike Renfe or American Airlines and others, and illustrating book and magazine book covers. In 1994, she won a Kodansha Scholarship, founded by Kodansha Publisher, Tokyo (Japan). Professional highlights are her works for The New Yorker magazine, for which she has contributed 25 covers. This includes the commemorations for the attacks of September 11th 2001 and the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015. She is the author of children’s books such as Frida and The Night Eater, which received the Ezra Jacks Keats Award (USA) in 2004, and illustrated books for adults such as Stephen King’s “The Man in the Black Suit”, and her own books “Snowhite” and “Demeter”. In 2011, she was awarded the National Prize of illustration by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, and in 2012 she received the Medal of San Carlos, granted by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. She has held numerous exhibitions in Spain as well as abroad, in New York, Mexico or Tokyo. Ana Juan lives and works in Madrid, where she continues to illustrate, to paint and to tell stories through her drawings.

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