Edward Koren has been associated with The New Yorker magazine, where he has published over 1,000 cartoons as well as numerous 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, Pet Peeves by George Plimpton, and The New Legal Seafoods Cookbook by Roger Berkowitz and Jane Doerfer. Thelonius Monster's Sky High Fly Pie by Judy Siera was published in 2006, Oops! by Alan Katz in 2008, and How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps by Jennifer Larue Huget in 2010. Koren has also written and illustrated books for children, Behind the Wheel and Very Hairy Harry. He has also published six collections of cartoons which fist appeared in The New Yorker, the most recent being The Hard Work of Simple Living.
Born in New York City, Koren attended the Horace Mann School and Columbia University. He did graduate work in etching and engraving with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, and received an MFA 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 the Czech Republic/Slovakia. He has exhibited at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Washington Art Association, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, the Virginia Lynch Gallery, and the Luise Ross Gallery. 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. A major retrospective of his work was shown at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery at Columbia University in 2010, and will be shown at the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in the summer of 2011.
Edward Koren has received a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Union College, and he has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He was Distinguished Visitor at The American Academy in Berlin, Germany, in 2003. In 2007, he received the Vermont Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. He has been a member of the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years. He lives in Vermont with his family.
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