Edward has written and illustrated two books for children, Behind the Wheel and Very Hairy Harry. He has also illustrated Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie, and is currently at work on a collection of poetry by Alan Katz.
Born in New York City, Koren attended the Horace Mann School and Columbia College. He did graduate work in etching and engraving with S. W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, and received an M.F.A. degree from Pratt Institute. He taught at Brown University for many years.
Koren's cartoons, drawings and prints have been widely exhibited in shows across the United States as well as in France, England and Czechoslovakia; recent one-man shows have been at the Terry Dintenfass Gallery in New York, and the Virgina Lynch Gallery in Tiverton, RI. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Fogg Museum, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Princeton University Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University and in the Swann Collection at the Library of Congress.
Edward Koren has received a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Union College, and been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He is also a captain of the Brookfield, VT Volunteer Fire Department. He lives in Vermont with his family.