Does anyone have proof of when he was born?
(Btw, he's best known for illustrating E.B. White's "The Trumpet of the Swan." The last address I found for him, today, is Los Angeles.)
I posted birthday greetings yesterday at rec.arts.books.childrens - I thought he was turning 80. But...several sources, including some sites for tracking down people's addresses, suggest he was born in 1930.
On top of that, to my annoyance, the database "Contemporary Authors" says he attended Parson's School of Design (1951) and served in the Korean War (1951-1953), but the database "Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults" says:
"...Although he enjoyed little of the social or academic life, he excelled at art, and after graduation, he enrolled at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
"While attending Parson's during the mid-1950s, Frascino finally met people who shared his interests, some of whom became lifelong friends. He was also able to spend all his time doing what he loved--drawing. A highlight of his years at Parson's was attending a summer painting course in Mexico where the young artist was inspired by the exotic surroundings to produce his best work yet. Unfortunately, upon graduating, Frascino was unable to turn his love for art into an income, despite his efforts to find employment with many magazines and advertising agencies. Frustrated, he joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1959 and soon found himself drawing topographical maps in Korea."
And BELOW that, it says:
"Graduated from Parson's School of Design, 1959."
I tried including Korea in my Google search and then "U.S. Army." No luck.
Btw, here's the only photo of him I could find - with many others, so you have to wait a while: