7022 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Telephone (301) 718-0622

 

ROXIE MUNRO

Education
  University of Maryland, College Park
Maryland Institute College of Art
University of Hawaii, Honolulu (BFA, Painting 1969)
Ohio University, Athens (Graduate Fellowship / Study in Painting)
Yaddo Resident Fellowship in Painting, Saratoga Springs 1980
  Roxie is the author/illustrator of more than 35 books for children (including Mazescapes; Amazement Park; the Inside-Outside Books: New York City [New York Times Best Illustrated Award], Washington DC, Texas, London, Paris, and Libraries; Feathers, Flaps & Flops; Doors; Gargoyles, Girders & Glass Houses; Ranch; Wild West Trail Ride Maze; Circus; Mazeways: A to Z; Rodeo; Go!Go!Go!; and Inside-Outside Dinosaurs). Her books have been translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese.

Recent books: EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures (Starred Review in School Library Journal and Smithsonian's Best Science book for Children), Desert Days, Desert Nights, Hatch! (Outstanding Science Trade Book, NSTA and CBC, Society of International Librarians International Honor Award, Bank St College Best Books of 2012, with Outstanding Merit) and Busy Builders. Recent apps:"Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure," an interactive game app, and the 3-D app, "Roxie's DOORS." Out fall 2012: K.W.I.i.StoryBooks (Kids Interactive Walk-in Story Books). Out summer 2013: Slithery Snakes.


Roxie was born in Texas, and grew up in southern Maryland, by the Chesapeake Bay. At the age of six, she won first prize in a county-wide contest for a painting of a bowl of fruit. She has been a working artist all her life, for a while freelancing in Washington DC as a television courtroom artist. It was great training for life drawing, concentration under pressure, and making deadlines. Clients included CBS, the Washington Post, and the Associated Press. Fourteen of her paintings have been published as covers of The New Yorker magazine.


She also creates oils, watercolors, prints, and drawings, primarily cityscapes, which are exhibited widely in the US in galleries and museums. Roxie's work is in numerous private, public, and corporate collections.

Roxie Munro studied at the University of Maryland, the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore), earned a BFA in Painting from the University of Hawaii, attended graduate school at Ohio University (Athens), and received a Yaddo Fellowship in Painting. She lectures in museums, schools, conventions, and teaches in workshops and the Paint in Italy program.

Many oils and watercolors are views from the roof of her sky-lighted loft studio in Long Island City, New York, just across the East River from her home in mid-Manhattan. Roxie is married to the Swedish writer/photographer Bo Zaunders
Selected Exhibitions
  Detroit Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Chicago Art Institute
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Toronto Museum
San Francisco Art Institute
High Museum (Atlanta)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Parsons School of Art
Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington
Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh
Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
MOMA-Sponsored Corporate Exhibitions
Selected Clients
  The New Yorker
The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
NBC
CBS
Gourmet Magazine
King Broadcasting
Cox Broadcasting
Post-Newsweek
Selected Corporate / Public Collections
  AT&T
Carneigie Hall
Banco-Italia, Milan
Johnson & Higgins, NY
Pfizer, Inc., NY
Unilever, Inc., NY
The New York Public Library
National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC)
Barmes & Noble, NY
K & L Partners, NY
Mazza Museum (Findlay, OH)
Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
Select Publications by Munro

 
Mazescapes (SeaStar, North-South Books, NY,NY, & Zurich, Switzerland; Fall 2001)
Start Smart: Learn Chess Fast
and Smart Moves: Beat Your Friends and Amaze Your Parents (written by Raymond Keene and Nancy Stewart; BrightSky Press, Texas; Fall 2001)
Feathers, Flaps, & Flops: Fabulous Early Fliers (written by Bo Zaunders; Dutton Children’s Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY; June 2001)
The New York Times What's Doing Around the World (written by Joseph Siano; Lebhar-Friedman Books; NY,NY; March 2001)
The Inside-Outside Book of Texas (SeaStar, North-South Books,NY,NY, & Zurich, Switzerland; March 2001)
Crocodiles, Camels, & Dugout Canoes: Eight Adventurous Episodes (written by Bo Zaunders; Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY; 1998)
The Inside-Outside Book of Libraries (written by Julie Cummins; Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY; 1996; Yuan-Liou Publishers, Taiwan; 2000)
American Defenders of Land Sea & Air (written by Kay Weeks; National Park Service, Washington, DC; 1996)
The Inside-Outside Book of Paris (Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY, 1992; Pavilion Books, London, 1992)
The Great American Landmarks Adventure (written by Kay Weeks; National Park Service/The American Architectural Foundation, Washington, DC; 1992)
The Inside-Outside Book of London (Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY, 1989; Pavilion Books, London, 1989; Puffin Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY; 1996)
Blimps (Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY; 1989; Fukutake Pub Co, Tokyo; 1991; Puffin Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY, 1993)
The Inside-Outside Book of Washington DC (Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY; 1987; Puffin Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY;1993; SeaStar, North-South Books, NY,NY, & Zurich, Switzerland; 2001)
Christmastime in New York City (Dodd Mead; 1987; Puffin Books, Penguin Putnam, NY,NY; 1994)
Architects Make Zigzags: Looking at Architecture from A to Z (written by Diane Maddex; Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation; 1986; John Wiley & Sons, NY)
The Inside-Outside Book of New York City (Dodd Mead, NY,NY, 1985; Putnam, NY,NY; 1989; Puffin Books, Penguin Putnam;1989; SeaStar, North-South Books, NY,NY, & Zurich, Switzerland; 2001)
Color New York (Arbor House, NY,NY; 1985)
CD-ROM: Roxie Munro's Inside-Outside Treasure Hunt Game (produced by Byron Press Multimedia, NY,NY; distributed by Orange Cherry)
New Books
  Amazement Park (Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA; 2005)
The Great Bridge-Building Contest (written by Bo Zaunders; Abrams, NY, NY;
2004)
Ranch (Bright Sky Press, Albany, TX; 2004)
Gargoyles, Girders & Glass Houses: Master Builders (written by Bo Zaunders;
Dutton Children’s Books, Penguin
Group,NY, NY, 2004)
Doors (Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA; 2004)
  Book Awards (selected):

The Inside-Outside Book of New York City: A New York Times Best
Illustrated Children’s Book Award; a TIME Magazine’s Best Children’s Book of the Year
Christmastime in New York City and Blimps: New York Times Best
Children’s Books List
Blimps: NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children; New York
Times Best Children’s Books List
Crocodiles, Camels, & Dugout Canoes and The Inside-Outside Book of
Washington DC: NCSS-CBC Notable
Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
Mazescapes: A School Library Journal Starred Review; Parenting magazine
Pick of the Month
The Inside-Outside Book of Libraries: A School Library Journal Starred
Review; a SLJ Best Book of the Year
Feathers, Flaps & Flops: Fabulous Early Fliers: School Library Journal
Starred Review; A SLJ Best Book of the Year;
Center for Children’s Books Best Book of the Year List
Other book awards include American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, Booklist
and Publisher’s Weekly starred reviews;
NYPL: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, etc.


Teaching/Lectures (selected):

Paint in Italy Workshop Program (Lake Como; Bordighera): Summers, 1994 - 2003
Wine and Watercolor Workshop (Napa Valley, CA; May 2001); Watercolor
Workshop (Annapolis, MD; May 2003)
School, Library, and Convention presentations: NY, NJ, CT, MD, VA, DE, PA,
TX, CA, DC; American Library Assoc;
Texas Library Assoc; ABA/BookExpo America; Miami Book Fair; Texas
Book Festival; New York Library Assoc;
New York State Reading Association
Lecturer, QE II (Cunard Line), 1997, 1998; The World, ResidenSea, 2002; Star
Clipper, Caribbean, 2003; Voyages of
Discovery Baltic Cruise, 2003
   

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