Wilson, Phil 1948–

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Wilson, Phil 1948–


Born 1948, in PA. Education: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, graduated, 1968. Hobbies and other interests: Science fiction, photography, model building, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, playing guitar, the Beatles, paleontology, Disney.


Agent—Cliff Knecht, 309 Walnut Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15202.


Illustrator. Co-owner and operator of an animation studio for over fifteen years, producing animation for television specials, feature films, a Tom Petty music video, and numerous television commercials. Illustrator of Disney collector plates for The Bradford Exchange.


Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators.



Willabel L. Tong, A Three-Dimensional Victorian Doll House, Piggy Toes Press (Santa Monica, CA), 1998.

Bruce Hopkins, Dinosaur Discovery 3-D: Construct Your Own Velociraptor, Piggy Toes Press (Santa Monica, CA), 2000.

Louise Gikow, Pandora's Box, Golden Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Brian Conway, My First Big Book of Questions and Answers, Publications International (Lincolnwood, IL), 2002.

Don Lessem, Dinosaurs, Publications International (Lincolnwood, IL), 2004.

Ruth Ashby, Pteranodon: The Life Story of a Pterosaur, Harry N. Abrams (New York, NY), 2005.

Charlotte Lewis Brown, The Day the Dinosaurs Died, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2006.

Charlotte Lewis Brown, After the Dinosaurs: Mammoths, and Fossil Mammals, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2006.

Susan Ring, Dinosaurs: An Adventure Back in Time, Innovative Kids (Norwalk, CT), 2006.

Charlotte Lewis Brown, Beyond the Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Air and Sea, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2007.

Illustrator of dozens of other picture books.


Southwestern Pennsylvania, Treasures Map, District (Pittsburgh, PA), 1988.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Horn Book, July-August, 2006, Danielle J. Ford, review of The Day the Dinosaurs Died, p. 460.

Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2005, review of The Life Story of a Pterosaur, p. 632; May 15, 2006, review of The Day the Dinosaurs Died, p. 514; August 15, 2006, review of After the Dinosaurs: Mammoths and Fossil Mammals, p. 836.

Publishers Weekly, October 27, 1997, "A Three-Dimensional Medieval Castle," p. 79; October 30, 2000, review of The Scientific Method, p. 78; August 4, 2003, review of Disney's Build Your Own Haunted Mansion, p. 82.

School Library Journal, February, 1995, Steven Engelfried, review of Disney's Beauty and the Best Teacup Mix-Up, p. 92; July, 2005, Patricia Manning, review of The Life Story of a Pterosaur, p. 86; June, 2006, Lynda Ritterman, review of The Day the Dinosaurs Died, p. 132; February, 2007, Christine Markley, review of After the Dinosaurs: Mammoths and Fossil Mammals, p. 105.


Cliff Knecht Artist Representative Web site,http://www.artrep1.com/ (July 16 2007), "Phil Wilson."

Derrick & News Herald Online,http://www.thederrick.com/ (July 16 2007), Michael Molitoris, "You Can Make a Living in Art."

Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators Web site,http://www.pittsburghillustrators.org/ (July 16 2007), "Phil Wilson."

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