Cartoonist, illustrator, writer
Edward Koren has long been associated with The New Yorker magazine where he has published close to 1000 cartoons as well as many covers and illustrations. He has also contributed to many other publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, GQ, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Fortune, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The Boston Globe. His illustrated books include How to Eat Like a Child, Teenage Romance and Do I Have to Say Hello (all by Delia Ephron), A Dog’s Life by Peter Mayle, and, most recently, Pet Peeves by George Plimpton. He has also written and illustrated a book for children, Behind the Wheel, and published six collections of cartoons which first appeared in The New Yorker. His most recent book of cartoons is The Hard Work of Simple Living (Chelsea Green Publishing Company).
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.