Morrissey, Dean

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Dean Morrissey has been drawing and creating characters since his childhood in Boston. Inspired by Disney matte paintings and comic book heroes early on, he grew to appreciate the works of the masters, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pyle and N.C. Wyeth.

Dean worked a variety of jobs until deciding to paint full time in the late 1970’s. He worked as a freelance book cover illustrator for over 15 different publishers in New York and won numerous awards. Dean is self taught, and considers the demands of cover illustration to have been his “art school”.

In 1991, Dean began to paint some images from a story that he was creating. His books include Ship of Dreams (Harry N Abrams, 1994), The Great Kettles: A Tale of Time (Harry N Abrams, 1997), The Song of Celestine (Little, Brown and Co., 1998), The Christmas Ship (HarperCollins, 2000), A Christmas Carol (Greenwich Workshop Press, 2000), The Moon Robber (HarperCollins, 2001), The Winter King (HarperCollins, 2002), and The Monster Trap (HarperCollins, 2004).

His awards include The Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for The Great Kettles, The Chesley Award for The Light Ship (2002), and he is a current nominee for this year’s Chesley Award for Anna of the Celts (2003). Dean lives with his wife Shan and his son on the South Shore of Massachusetts.


St Nicholas Work Days End

St Nicholas Work Days End

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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Anna of The Celts

Anna of The Celts

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Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim

Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim

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Checking It Twice DM

Checking It Twice DM

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Father Christmas Civil War

Father Christmas Civil War

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Father Christmas DM

Father Christmas DM

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Father Christmas: Sleigh Ride

Father Christmas: Sleigh Ride

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Father Christmas: Special Delivery

Father Christmas: Special Delivery

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Father Christmas: The Workshop

Father Christmas: The Workshop

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Mini A Christmas Carol

Mini A Christmas Carol

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Mini Anna Of The Celts

Mini Anna Of The Celts

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Monster Launcher

Monster Launcher

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One Christmas Eve

One Christmas Eve

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One Christmas Eve Max Colors

One Christmas Eve Max Colors

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Ornament Portrait of Father Christmas

Ornament Portrait of Father Christmas

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Piper Tir n Org

Piper Tir n Org

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Portrait of Father Xmas

Portrait of Father Xmas

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Preparing For The Journey

Preparing For The Journey

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Preparing For The Journey Max Colors

Preparing For The Journey Max Colors

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Solarus The Wizard

Solarus The Wizard

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Stocking Father Xmas Special Delivery

Stocking Father Xmas Special Delivery

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The Chieftains

The Chieftains

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The Light Ship

The Light Ship

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The Magic Door

The Magic Door

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The Weathermill

The Weathermill

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Voyage of The Fiannna

Voyage of The Fiannna

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