Daniel Minter studied at the Art Institute of Atlanta and, after graduating in 1981, began working as an illustrator and computer graphic artist. His works are often narrative, mingled with threads of Southern folklore and African spirituality.
Minter has illustrated 10 children’s books, including Ellen's Broom, recipient of the 2012 Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor, Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story, winner of a Best Book Award from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, and The Riches of Oseola McCarty, named an Honor Book by the Carter G. Woodson Awards. Minter’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at galleries and museums including the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Bates College, and the Meridian International Center.
Minter is the founding director and vice-president of Maine Freedom Trails, Inc. He created the markers for the Portland Freedom Trail, which identifies significant sites related to the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad in Portland, Maine. He created the 2004 Kwanzaa stamp and the 2011 Kwanzaa stamp for the U.S. Postal Service.
Minter lives in Portland, Maine with his wife, Marcia, and son, Azari Ayindé.
Member since 2011
Region: New England: North (Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine)
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