Olga and Aleksey Ivanov are renowned children's book illustrators and classically trained commercial artists from Russia. This talented husband-and-wife team immigrated to the United States in 2002 and have been in high demand ever since. In all, the two have illustrated over 80 children's books, three of which have sold more than 100,000 copies.|
They work and live together with their son Ivan and fluffy Samoyed dog Misha in their artist studio in the foothills just outside of Denver, Colorado. Olga and Aleksey (better known in the publishing business and art world as "O&A Ivanovs") are very much a team. They met in art school in Moscow and have collaborated ever since. When they are not illustrating, they can be found hiking in the back country of the Colorado Rockies, taking in the inspiration that this amazing tableau has offered artists from around the world for centuries.
Below are Olga & Aleksey's most recent projects, ABC Worry Free by Noel Foy (National Center for Youth Issues), I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan (MoonDance Press), Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential by Travis Thrasher (Thomas Nelson), Abracadabra: The Story of Magic Through the Ages by HP Newquist (Square Fish), Learn Not to Burn e-book series (NFPA), Lassie Come-Home: An Adaptation of Eric Knight's Classic Story by Susan Hill (Henry Holt and Co), Brave Girls Devotional Bible and Brave Girls Bible Stories by Thomas Nelson (homas Nelson), Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, retold by Perry Evans (Pearson Digital Studio), God's Little Princess Bedtime Devotional by Sheila Walsh (Thomas Nelson), Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle (Henry Holt and Co.), Cake: Love, chickens, and a taste of peculiar by Joyce Magnin (Zonderkidz), God Is Good. All the Time (Scholastic Inc), Fishing Kids: The Mystery of Porpoise Point, The Pirate of Creole Bay, The Monster of White Bear Lake & action figures written by Mike Holiday (FishingKids), Mia's Nutcracker Ballet & The Snow Day Ballet, Mia: The Easter Egg Chase, The Sweetest Valentine & Time to Trick or Treat!, Mia Dances Back to School!, Mia and the Tiny Toe Shoes, Mia and the Girl with a Twirl, Mia Sets the Stage, Mia Jazzes It Up!, Mia and the Big Sister Ballet, Mia and the Daisy Dance, Pink Slippers: Mia and the Too Big Tutu & Mia and the Dance for Two by Robin Farley (HarperCollins), Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Tucker's Beetle Band, Starring Harring and Harry to the Rescue by Thea Feldman (Macmillan), Flappy and Scrappy by Arthur Yorinks (HarperCollins), and Charlotte's Web: Wilbur Finds A Friend & Wilbur's Prize written by Jennifer Frantz (HarperCollins).
See more of Olga & Aleksey's art:
Olga & Aleksey's personal website
Directory of Illustration