About the artist:
Robert E. Sargent is the author and illustrator of children's books and also an artist who has been widely collected since the 1950's by celebrities, and private collectors. Some of these collectors are Catarina Valente, John Steinbeck, Kaye Ballard, Perry Como, Eartha Kitt, Jane Powell, Paul Douglas, John Sterling, Nancy Walker, Ross Hunter, Jack Mapes, Hildegarde Kneff and many others. Robert was born in Vermont in 1933, and educated in both Liberal Arts and fine arts in Vermont and Paris. For more than 9 years he also resided and worked in Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Zurich, Rome Capri, and Madrid. He produced and wrote his own fairy tales in which he added classical music. These evolved into successful television programs for children which aired weekly on on the Sweden Television Program Exchange and expanded well into Europe over the years. He has been the recipient of many awards for his drawings, illustrations, paintings and book jackets. He has sold many of these works in over 750 galleries throughout the United States and Canada since he returned to the USA in 1965.