Alice A. Carter
Influences: 20th-Century American Realism
Favorite Book: The Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Favorite Film: Groundhog Day
Alice Carter earned her undergraduate at the University of the Arts and her masters degree at Stanford University. Her illustration clients have included LucasFilm Ltd., Rolling Stone magazine, The New York Times, and ABC Television. Her illustrations have been exhibited at the New York Society of Illustrators as well as the Communication Arts Art Annual, the Print Regional Design Annual, and The Japan Creators Annual. She has won Best of Show Honors from the AR Show USA: 100 Best Annual Reports, the Hatch Awards of the Boston Ad Club, Simpson Printed Paper, and the Western Art Directors West Coast Show. Her work has been exhibited at a number of galleries and museums, including the New York Society of Illustrators' Museum of American Illustration, The Norman Rockwell Museum, the Art Institute of Houston, the New Britain Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Erie Art Museum.
In 1997, Professor Carter was selected the outstanding Professor at San Jose State University. She was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 2000 and traveled to Cairo, where she lectured at Helwan University. In 2004, she was elected as a trustee at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge Massachusetts, and in 2006, she received the New York Society of Illustrators Distinguished Educator in the Arts award.
Professor Carter’s publications include, The Art of National Geographic: One Hundred Years of Illustration (National Geographic, 1999); The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love (Abrams, 2000 and 2002); The Essential Thomas Eakins (Abrams, 2001); and Cecilia Beaux: A Modern Painter in The Gilded Age (Rizzoli, 2005), the winner of the 2006 Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities. In conjunction with her publications, Professor Carter has curated exhibitions at the Woodmere Art Museum, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and The Society of Illustrators' Museum of American Illustration.